Friday, May 8, 2015

Day 7 - The Final Pick-Up

Okay it is the last day. By this point I roll up my sleeves and knock out all the big rooms. Living room, dining room, bathrooms and kitchen. I start with scouring the the bathrooms and knock them all out first thing. Pick up clutter, vacuum whatever you see that needs to be done. By this point the cleaning should all be surface cleaning that can be whipped out before you know it. Shine those sinks and wipe down all those finger prints we find in the craziest places. Don't forget to shine the glass, fluff the living room pillows and sweep the front porch to add that added sense of finality. Voila! All is done.

Find a rotation that works for you to keep on top of the housework now that everything is ready to go. Some love to use fly lady. There is no right here. Everyone is different. Just googling house cleaning schedules will bring up a plethra of information so you don't need to re-invent a wheel someone has already invented!

Good luck.

Day 6 - Bedroom closets

This is my new favorite thing. It is liberating to get rid of anything I don't wear, anything that doesn't fit and everything I am saving for "one day". I recently read a blog post from a woman who owns 4 pants, 10 tops, and 2 skirts. They're all mix and match allowing her to make several different, cute outfits. I need to be better about mixing and matching. It is not my forte, but it is never too late to learn.

I purged my kids closets as well and my closets now feel like a dream.