Shame on me - I missed 3 weeks of posting tackles! It would be for many different reasons. The one I'm most ashamed of - I never finish the last tackle I posted! It was to get my business binder done, and I didn't get very far at all. Other things keep jumping in the way! So it's going back on the list. Not posting has really thrown me off, but I'm back and did a pretty good tackle for this week!
It started off with one cabinet. That was the plan. Just clean out and organize this one. Here is the before:
Not TOO horrible, but needing some attention for sure.
And here is the after:
So, since I was in the kitchen and that didn't take very long, I decided to work on this cabinet too. Now, it is VERY bad, but before you judge me, take into consideration that this is the cabinet Ruthi is allowed to play in, and she pulls all these out and puts them back quite frequently. So the plastic stuff usually just gets tossed back in, so it is a mess!
I went through all the mish-mash of containers and threw away any lonely containers or lids and then reorganized. The after:
That didn't take too long either, so I moved onto the cabinet above my stove:
So now I'm on a roll, why not do the pantry? Before:
Due to the limited space, I try to only keep certain things on hand besides what's on our menu for the week, but in organizing this, I realized some things I need to add to my list! Organizing is a very good thing!
Now the momentum is very high, the organization bug has bitten me hard, and so I keep going! Next was the shelves above my washer and dryer. Before:
After that, I did clean the part that is right below the bottom shelf too, but I didn't take another picture.
Since that was done, I went on to completely clean out the laundry "room" - every nook and cranny, and scrubbed the floor. I didn't take another picture, but it looks great and feels even better!
At this point, I was exhausted, and it was VERY late, so I went to bed. But then I got up and worked on another biggie - one I had been putting off - Ruthi's room.
And I'm not talking about the weekly picking up of the toys, I'm talking major cleaning, including the dreaded closet!
I started by cleaning her room, clean sheets on the bed, everything dusted....all that stuff. I didn't take pictures, because I've posted pics of her room before.
But then I tackled the closet. This was SCARY! Shame on me for letting it get this bad, and I'm thankful nothing ever fell on her head! Here are the before pics, from several views:
And the after pics:
What a difference! Now she can get in there safely and play with her toys! Plus I cleaned out clothes she can no longer wear and toys she no longer plays with.
And I still have the bug! I plan to get LOTS done before next Tuesday! It feels so good! But that's all for now.
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