Friday, January 2, 2009

Clean Sweep

That's what I'd like to do in each of the rooms in my house. A clean sweep.

On most of the home organization shows, the first thing they do is take everything out of the room, then sort and selectively put back items. That's what I want to do. Just take everything out and then I feel like I'd be able to get rid of the clutter in our house.

I was going to start doing this today, but my cold has sapped me of the energy to devote to cleaning. I think you really need a good 2-3 hours to do a whole room and I'm just not up to that.

I may try to do a few things here and there though. Put away clean items in the dishwasher. Put in a new load into the dishwasher. Change the sheets on the bed. Put away clean clothes. All with plenty of breaks in between.

We put a dinner into the Crock Pot, so that should be ready tonight. John Dear bought a roast beef and I added that to a can of stir-fry veggies and a bag of frozen diced peppers. I topped the whole thing with a can of french onion soup. This time, we remembered to actually plug in the Crock Pot, so hopefully dinner will be ready at 6 or 7. (With my cold, I can't smell anything, so I'm not sure if this dinner will turn out well or not).

I'm trying to push as much fluids as I can. Right now, I'm sick of soup, so I'm excited for the meal tonight.


VA Blondie said...

You should look at Flylady, (flylady. net) She has some excellent methods of de-cluttering over time. Most of us do not have time to do what they do on organization shows, so her way is good for the rest of us.

I also want to de clutter and purge as well, so I may be right there with you.

Tricia said...

Feel better! I started to de-clutter my clothes yesterday.. the result.. i put every last item into a box, in storage, in the basement.. Mission.. failed.

Meghan said...

Feel better!! I need to get on that de-cluttering kick too. I started a few weeks ago and never finished

'Murgdan' said...

Hmmm. A version of 'clean sweeping' is what I'm supposed to be doing right now rather than sitting here in front of the computer!

Hope you feel better soon! Don't you just LOVE the crock pot!!!

LJ said...

We need to do so much crap around the house...I want to trash so much of it.