I love my kitchen now!! While sorting through my cupboards, I rearranged them so they are a lot easier to navigate. And believe me, in my shoebox-kitchen, that means a whole lot!
Now it’s time to wrap up our home. Don’t give in yet – a job worth doing is a job worth finishing well!
We will turn our attention now to the bathroom, hall, and mudroom. If your home is set up differently than mine, you may want to adjust this part, but you now have a general idea of what needs to be done in each room.
Are you ready?
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Day 16 – Medicine cabinet and cosmetics. Take all your expired medicine and unused antibiotics and toss them in a bag. Do not throw them in the garbage! Take them to your local pharmacy where they can be safely disposed. Go through all your cosmetics – this means make up, too – and throw out the expired stuff and anything that you don’t use on a regular basis. Take a few minutes and clean your makeup brushes. Before you put everything back, be sure to wipe out your medicine cabinet and vanity drawers.
Day 17 – Clean your bathroom. Give your bathroom a really good scrub down. Pay special attention to all the nooks and crannies. Take a few extra minutes and clean out the filters on your washer and dryer. Did you know you can use a bit of baby oil to wipe down your faucets to make them shine and repel water? Try it, they will look so pretty!
Day 18 – Hall / linen closet. The hall closet seems to be the hidden magnet. When something needs to be stuffed somewhere, the hall closet always seems to be the place. Sort through the items in the closet, toss out what isn’t being used, and find homes for all the odds and ends that you plan to keep. (Hint: I use a wicker basket for this. I toss everything in it that doesn’t belong, and then once I’m done cleaning that particular spot, I take the basket to the kitchen table and sort through it).]
Give away extra coats or jackets that are too small. Toss out or give away linens and towels that are no longer being used. Before you put everything back, take a damp rag and wipe down the shelves.
Day 19 – Mudroom. Sort through shoes, caps, mittens and scarves and give away those that are not being worn any longer. Organize what is being kept and wipe down all the shelves and mirrors
Day 20 – Clean. Now that your house is organized, let’s clean!! Get out your vacuum, mop, cleaning spray and rags and let’s attack our home and make it sparkle! Be sure to wipe down your doors and disinfect your door knobs!
Now that our homes are cleaned and organized, we will be taking the month of February to take organizing to a whole new level. Without a clear and decisive plan, our homes will only deteriorate into a disorganized mess in only a matter of weeks. So, let’s gear up to learn how to organize our workplaces, maintain our homes, manage our blogs and create a simple plan to continue staying organized.
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