Monday, July 3, 2017

34 Weeks of Clean Rinse and Repeat: Week 26- Storage Areas and Attics

 Confession time! Here is what happens when you are hosting a 34 Weeks of Clean series!  Each time you clean a room, stuff gets shoved to the storage area.  Whoops!

The totes hold school books.  There will be a separate week for that!

Behind the desk are the college kid's things she will take back!

And....No after pictures. It still looks like that. I had my gallbladder taken out last week so this week's assignment didn't happen. Have surgery and you too probably won't get your assignment done! I promise I will do it as soon as I am well enough to boss my helpers around get to work on it. ;)

I share this with you to say, things happen.  Life happens.  Not even the Queen of Clean, whomever she may be (not me!), leads a perfectly clean and organized life.  I know, can you believe it?  So while we are doing our best to take back our homes, we must also give ourselves the grace to just do the best we can.

BUT, no excuses.  Let's do our best!

On that note- today we are tackling those pesky storage areas and attics.  Well, today and maybe a few more days this week! ;)

So storage rooms and attics, here we come!

  •     If at all possible, take everything out.  This won't be possible for us, so we will concentrate on sections at a time.

  •    Sweep out the area!  Don't forget the cobwebs in the rafters.  Boo hiss on spiders!  Have I ever told you I am afraid of spiders?

  •     Go through everything BEFORE you put it back.  Get rid of things you do not need (no hoarding), do not use, or is no longer useful.  Remember the "Do I use it? Would I buy it again?" rule!

  •     Make a plan!  Please don't skip this step.  Think about where you want to put things BEFORE you do so.  It will save you time and energy.  Ask me how I know this.

  •     Be creative in storage!  You may have noticed the little desk in our storage room.  My husband actually works in there sometimes since we currently do not have a separate office space.  Hey, you do what you can!

Unless you are in transition, I would honestly have to tell you that if you do not have enough room to store your "stuff," you may have too much "stuff."  It is my dream to not have anything in storage areas with the exception of seasonal things like clothes and Christmas decorations, but until we stop moving that is not reality.  One day soon, maybe!  The only thing we can do in the meantime is keep the stuff to a minimum and remember that our joy does not come from things, but in God alone. 

And maybe a newly cleaned room! ;)


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