Today we are having an ordinary day. School in the morning, bowling this afternoon. I will get my 30 minutes in on our recumbant bike in the basement.
I am really trying to get organized and to simplify. I find so much frustration in clutter. When you have a sizeable family, the clutter is only increased! We have been blessed greatly, but enough is enough. I want the things my kids have to be important to them and that they will treasure them and care for them.
I have been working on deep cleaning the kitchen, sorting out cupboard by cupboard. What do I really need/use? Can someone else make use of this or should it go in the trash, etc...
I want to do the storage area of the basement next. I want to do the girls closet, and then maybe repaint their room and bathroom.
I love walking into clean uncluttered spaces. I don't like paper and toys all over. We have approximately 1400 sq feet, not including the basement. That is a decent amount of space, but it does mean we must be careful, as it is so easy to become overwhelmed with things.
I have heard that a way to decide if you need something is to ask yourself "have I used this in the last year?" Somethings of course are just treasures and you keep those. But items that have been in boxes in the basement for YEARS are good candidates for new homes!
I will try to keep you posted about all this. And take pictures. However, I find in order to really do these things, I need blocks of time, which is difficult to find. Especially when I would rather be blogging or checking out my friends blogs!