I read an article the other day that talked about how to "refresh" your home. I thought it was going to give some recipes for homemade air fresheners, but it was all about getting things organized and clean. I decided I was going to work on my bedroom and bathroom. It seems that those two always get neglected and my room turns into a dumping ground for everything: half-filled laundry baskets, library books, stuffed animals, kids' blankets, socks, shoes, church clothes, Lego guys and bath toys. I cleaned everything out of my room that didn't belong and put away anything that I don't use on a daily basis. I took the bookshelf out and put it in my closet where I filled it with all of the bathroom stuff that was taking over my bathroom drawers and cabinets. My bedroom and bathroom have stayed clean the entire week, clutter-free, neat and organized. I love it. I was so pleased with the results that I cleaned out the junk cabinets in my kitchen, and after throwing away a bunch of stuff I didn't need I had two empty shelves. I used that for my water storage and we now have an empty shelf in the garage for the boys' newly-purchased bike helmets. The longer I live here the more I love this house. We may not have all of the fancy upgrades I wish we had, but when everything is clean and put in its place there is a sweet peace that makes me feel so happy to be home.
|My bedroom after cleaning. There used to be a bookshelf in the corner that always looked cluttered. I love how clean it looks now. Less really is more.|
|The bookshelf that used to be in the bedroom. Now in the closet and holding all of the bathroom "extras". Love all of the storage and now I have tons of space in the bathroom drawers and cabinets.|