Timely thread! I have been working on spring-cleaning and decluttering our whole house.
I cleaned out our garage on Saturday and it looks amazing. It was a total wreck before (stuff everywhere just thrown around!), so the before/after is incredible!
And DH keeps going in there just to look at it, so that makes me feel good
It was a beautiful day outside, so I opened the garage, let the kids play in the driveway and I got to watch them play *and* I was productive, so it was a win-win. We all slept really well on Saturday night
I sorted all of the baby clothes, hand-me-downs, etc. and we now have one small bin for each size, labeled, and stacked neatly on shelves in the corner of the garage. I got rid of a lot but I think I really could pare it down even more at some point.
I also tackled my laundry room, which was ridiculous. I put some nice hand-me-downs in a box for my nephew and gathered a few trash bags *full* of clothes for donation.
I'm on a roll, but I need to put it on hold, since I have class and clinical coming up over the next few days (nursing school) and then some studying for an upcoming exam, so I won't get to finish this project for another two weeks or so. Ugh. I just want to finish the house, it's really starting to look so good!
I still have to:
-finish the last corner of my laundry room (sorting, putting away)
-pack away the winter coats
-start to pull out the spring/summer things and make a list of what the kids still need to round out their warm-weather wardrobes
-drop off the bags at Goodwill/or another such place
-shampoo all the carpets
-clean out the fridge
-plant my flower garden with dd
-wash all of the bedding in the house & pack away winter quilts
-get the kids to sort through their toy boxes to see if there is anything we can send to Goodwill. The toyboxes are looking a little full.
-go through *my* closet and see if there is anything that I can get rid of. If I don't love it or it's not flattering, it's GONE.