The Great Clean Out

It’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday

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I know tradition is to wait for Spring to clean all the nooks and crannies of our homes.  I just couldn’t wait!  Since my work schedule has increased so much, having a very tidy home is mandatory.  The kids, and husband, do as much as they can to maintain.  The best solution is to keep our home as simple as possible.

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Aahhhh, I remember when our home was all new (to us, 2006 remodel).  So much of our stuff was still packed away.  It was easier to keep my house clean when I didn’t have so much stuff around.

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The closets must be cleaned out.  The drawers organized.

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Even the file cabinets are out of control.  Why do I feel the need to keep all this paperwork?  If I haven’t looked at it by now, it needs to go.

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You can’t always bring a reusable shopping bag, or else you won’t be able to get a paper bag to throw all your paper recycling away.

I even got the freezer cleaned out this week!  As I walked in the door one evening, it occurred to me, I could take off my gloves and put them in my purse or keep them on so I could unload the freezer and not get cold.  After several days of contemplating doing this seemingly monumental task, it only took about 20 minutes to unload, make a list of everything inside, and put it all away.

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It’s been a pretty rough morning already but I’m glad I took a minute to finish this post.  Now to finish making chicken fajitas for dinner.

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6 thoughts on “The Great Clean Out

  1. I have also been motivated to get organized and have done some cleaning out and organizing, I am now inspired to get a post written, I do have some before and after pictures. Have a great day!

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  2. Oh how i have spring cleaning fever! actually, i have spring fever….period!!! your post was just what i needed today!i feel like every room needs something cleaned out and organized….i have missed seeing you at church! hope you are all well. thinking of you!

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  3. Beth this is a great post! I love that you finally just took the initiative and did it! I actually laughed when I read the part about getting bags from the store, I do the same thing. :)Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad I found yours. :)Anna @askannamoseley.blogspot.com

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  4. I laughed when I read what you wrote about the bags… I do have reusable bags, but in order to use them I would need to remember to put them back in the car and actually bring them into the store. My line of thought was the same as yours, and I do use the paper bags to haul off good will items as often as possible. Great post! Motivating me to continue on to the next space to purge.

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