Monday, January 24, 2011

Cleaning house

I feel like I have spent the past four days trying to organize my life. From scrubbing down and decluttering my bathroom on Thursday (which took three hours, a bottle of 409 and half a roll of paper towels) to laundering my clothes and actually putting them away (in my closet and dresser, as the case may be). In between that, I went through some of the piles of junk in my room that have been sitting around since I moved home (more than six months ago, shhh). I found pretty funny stuff from high school (dance pictures, choir journal) as well as a few college journalism portfolios that I still can't bear to part with. But I did manage to throw away a garbage bag full of stuff and fill another bag with more clothes to give away. (I desperately had to make room in my closet for all the cute new clothes I've gotten recently!)

All of this took an incredibly long time and I am still not done, but at least now the counter in the bathroom is clean and clear and under control (aka, my brother can actually use it) and I can see the carpet on one half of my room! Haha. You may think I am exaggerating... sadly, I am not.

Anyway, I'm glad I was able to be productive this weekend. All this cleaning and organizing had seemed so overwhelming and I didn't know where to begin. But it wasn't so bad once I started. A good life lesson in general I think. A big project (or even a big decision) never seems so impossible once you take the first step.

Hope you had equally productive weekends! And if not, well, I hope you had tons of fun! :)

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the southern hostess said...

I love productive weekends! Glad I found your blog.

Lacey in the City said...

Aren't productive weekends great? Almost as wonderful as lazy ones :) I just came across your blog and am looking forward to following you!

Erin said...

My weekend was lovely. I got a few things done de-cluttering-wise, and have more things to work on today. Doesn't it feel so good? (I posted that exact picture last week, after a big ol' clean-up of our spare room!)

Laura Darling said...

I feel the same way about being overwhelmed before a big cleaning/organizational day, but in the end it's always so worth it! Glad you had a productive weekend!!

Kristin said...

We're on a cleaning kick in our house too! I just love a freshly cleaned space!

Dionne said...

Ahhhh, I must admit, my weekend was the opposite of productive, lol. That's why all this week I will be playing catch-up!