Seven more days of the 40 bags challenge have come and gone.
I continued on with upstairs (bedroom/bathroom) projects.
Day 15: my jewelry.
I have an organizer thing-y I found at Marshalls in a drawer in our bedroom and this Ikea rail + s-hooks behind my closet door.
Day 16: our nightstands.
Matt chipped in and helped me clear out some paper-related clutter.
I love crossing things off the list!
Day 17: upstairs linen closet.
I overhauled this area a while back, but clutter has a way of creeping back in. See you later sunscreen circa 2003!
Day 18: kids' bathroom.
This turned into more of an exercise in deep-cleaning (ummm...blue toothpaste e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e), but I did toss some old baby washcloths, icky toothbrushes, and worn-out bath toys.
I also dropped off my second load of stuff to Love INC.
Day 19: Dylan's bedroom.
He's the neatest of the three, but I still moved out a pile of clothes, a stack of books, and a bag of junk (McDonald's Happy Meal toys!?)
Side note: last summer's toy organization project is still working well!
Day 20: Ella's bedroom.
She's my messy one, and it's been a parenting lesson to let her be her (within reason). The weather was beautiful yesterday so after I tackled Dylan's room I kept going and did Ella's too.
Besides the purge treatment, their rooms also got freshly washed bedding and dusted surfaces. Glorious!
Day 21: Mady's bedroom
I've been working hard on organizing this space and making it a fun place to play since our baby isn't really a baby anymore but an energetic toddler. Her toys were pre-purged a couple of weeks ago, and I cleared out some clothes that no longer fit (it's so tempting to put away all the winter stuff too!) I love these Ikea drawer organizers for keeping track of the little stuff.
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We're over halfway there, and I'm still having as much fun as I was on day one. I realize this might make me a little bit odd, but it helps that I have been able to get through most of the days' tasks in about half an hour (some of them like the kids' rooms took me longer).
One day at a time, one space at a time, one bag at a time,
and I'm starting to see some results just in time for spring.
Help me find the way by
going up through down;
finding through letting go;
filling through emptying.