Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Cleaning

Several months ago I was watching an episode of Oprah and there was a show about organizing your life. This particular one struck me as plausible for my life, because it was about taking 10 minutes at a time to do something to get organized. Today I started because there is no time like the present (and a depression-less day)!
Open up a disorganized cupboard:

Spend 10 minutes throwing out unused items and grouping like items together.
When you are all done you have something like this:

and you end up throwing away or giving away a bunch of stuff like this:

Are you kidding me? Look at all those sippy cups, and a bottle? My youngest is 6 years old, and she was breast-fed exclusively??? Now, the reality is, I only have junky plastic cups, and need to get something nicer to drink out of. Even if they are plastic, it would be nice if they would all match!


Barney Family said...

Okay, I thought the first picture was the cleaned out one--your messy cupboards are better than mine! But, I'm proud of you for tackling a project like that! Next thing I know, you'll be reading flylady again. It does feel so good, though, to be in a clean, organized place. (I'm saying this from memory as my house is anything but!) Great job!!

Heather Ann said...

Sounds like flylady's "you can do anything for 15 minutes." I agree with Ms. Barney...your cupboards are better then mine. There's no way I could finish one in 12 min!