Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Spring Cleaning

I've never been one to get behind the concept of spring cleaning. It's just not my thing. So this year I'm trying something new (to me)... an April Purge.

I have way too much stuff. I have whole rooms devoted solely to storage of STUFF. Boxes and bins and piles of stuff. The majority of which never get opened, and certainly never get used. So the obvious question is why? Why do I have all of this stuff?

So for my April Purge, I will get rid of ONE item EVERY day in April.

It doesn't have to be monumental. The idea is to make this task manageable. I don't want to get burned out by setting this goal too high. The item of the day can be thrown away in the garbage or set aside to be donated and at the end of the month I will take whatever I have amassed to the Salvation Army. The goal is to get it out of my house.

One piece at a time.

If you are anything like me and could stand to get rid of some stuff, please feel free to join me in my April Purge. I will post updates as the month progresses.

5 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Sounds like a fabulous idea and one item a day might be manageable, EXCEPT that today I am so tired and burnt out from the stress of my surgery etc.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

And tomorrow I have my class to prepare for and . . .


LOL!!!!

a/k/a Nadine said...

It sounded so easy when I wrote about it! But as it turns out... not so much.

I managed to get rid of 3 items yesterday, so maybe I can skip today?

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I am not a cleaner, either. I hate it. But, last week, I found that if I removed ONE shelf from the refrigerator each day, I could empty the contents, clean the shelf, return contents and put back in the refrigerator in about 5 minutes. By the end of the week, all my shelves were clean - so much better than unloading everything from the refrigerator to give it a good scrub.

a/k/a Nadine said...

That is an excellent idea, Nilsa! I should try it sometime...