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Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring Cleaning

It's time. Since moving back 4+ months ago, I keep looking at the closets and heaving a big sigh. My bedroom has been a wreck since right after the holidays, when I decided everything should go into the big bedroom closet, but never actually put it in there. Cartons stand in stacks down one whole wall of my bedroom. Luckily I'm not a clothes horse or I fear I'd be drowning in a sea of uncloseted tops and dresses. The full press moving-back-in process halted around the third week of December and has been a slow dribble since. Time to go full throttle!

This won't be a one afternoon, one day or even one week project. I live in a Chinese puzzle. When one thing is moved all things must be moved, and moved again and again until they are all in the place they should be. That's what happens when your entire living/storage/shared-with-an-animal space is less than 400 square feet. Which in itself gets discouraging. This is also not within the realm of Gal Friday's job description and I won't put her on the spot by asking her to do it. She goes above and beyond in important ways. This is my own mess to clean up. Time to put on the Big Girl Pants and just do it.

If you're in the same mode but just need to sort out your clothes, here's a good inspirational article without a lot of psycho mumbo-jumbo and handholding:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/apr/01/lauren-laverne-spring-clean-wardrobe

If you're of the gardening mind, here's an organized look at what needs be done (it's a March article, but applies to my zone now). Gardening is on my list, but not for a few weeks. Indoor first, then outdoor:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/04/gardening-jobs-for-march-dan-pearson

Okay. I've made my list of what to do first and what to keep an eye out for (things are still MIA), where what is going and how to get it there. It takes more organizing when you're a gimp, but it's not impossible. Operation Closet starts in the morning. I'll blog when I take midday break or hit a wall, whichever happens first. :)

6 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Cleaning out closets, cleaning out cabinets, putting the pansies in the pots and ground, yeah, they are all on my list also. Tomorrow, tomorrow .........

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Okay...I'm inspired...tomorrow the office..oh, and the grab bags for the Beavers Easter party.

The Elephant's Child said...

Today I have been running (slowly) away from my troubles in the garden. I am tired, and filthy but feel better for it.

CarrieBoo said...

Can I borrow those big girl pants after you? May the force be with you.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

It's Autumn down here so spring cleaning is 6 months away. Yippee.

"I'll blog when I take midday break or hit a wall, whichever happens first."

Mu money is on the wall.

Austan said...

Arleen- Just do one thing at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself.

Lawless- aw. grabbags for the Beavers! Sweet!

EC- There's something lovely about playing in dirt, isn't there?

Carrie- They're in the mail!

TSB- Lucky you! And you bet well!