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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day One

The back door area
I cleaned the catchall table by the back door, the coat hooks, the bookshelf end of the computer desk, and the footstool after CPEP (ACT prep summer class) this afternoon.


Before







Then, using my Flylady training, I set up my containers to give away, put away, and throw away.




I wiped everything down and swept behind the furniture and curtains.




Now, at least for a few minutes, I have a decent back door area.  As a bonus, when I was putting things away I found four cups, a spoon, a pair of Nica's sandals, and some of the girls' clothes.





Just what I need on the coat hooks: purse, one diaper bag, stocked and ready to go, and my school bag since I am teaching half a day and have a professional development day soon.








And tomorrow, maybe this: 



One bite at a time

In order to keep myself motivated, I am posting my list of things to clean and organize this summer.  Then, each day I will post a before and after pic, marking off one thing each day-- at least and hopefully.  Here is a preliminary list:
Catchall by the back door.
Computer desk (may have to be done repeatedly)
Top of the gun safe
Entertainment center (may have to be done one section at a time)
Toys (done during nap time)
My dresser (may have to be done repeatedly)
DH's chest of drawers
Bathroom cabinet
Bathroom shelves
Closet (may have to be done in sections)
Changing table
My bedside table
His bedside table
Desk
Pantry (may have to done in sections)
Dining room cabinets
Kitchen cabinets
Top of each refrigerator 
Catchall by the front door
Toys (in the other pile, also done during nap time) 
Cedar Chest
Joey's closet
Joey's chest of drawers
Joey's book shelf and desk
Girls' closet (may have to do in sections)
Bookshelf
Chest of drawers
Linens
Kids' bathroom cabinets
Front porch (may have to be done repeatedly)
This looks like a good start, not totally overwhelming but a little to do each day.
Yes, I think so.