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Putting The Spring In My Clean

Once the weather warms up around here I start to feel the itch to clean and purge. It happens every year and I can’t even explain it. I can’t sit still, I can’t focus on anything else, I feel like I have ants in my pants. I need to purge and organize all the things. This year is no exception. The weather has been steadily warming up for a couple of weeks now and it’s as if I suddenly woke up and discovered what a disaster my house has become during the long winter. That’s Disaster with a capital D. It’s bad y’all. 


I started last week with some easy organizing. I went through all the papers that had been cluttering up my counters and desk for the past few months. I tossed the outdated stuff and organized the rest into the proper places. Then I moved on to the drawers in the kitchen that had been driving me nuts. Finally I tackled the laundry area. It felt so good. Next up were the closets. I got Maia’s done in one afternoon and then did the little kids’. I couldn’t believe how much my kids had outgrown. All 3 of them needed new shorts and tees- very few things from last year still fit any of them. The kids went through all their toys and books and made a huge pile of stuff to donate. 


I’ve just started my own closet and holy crap- where did all this stuff come from? I swear I just cleaned it out a few months ago but I can’t find anything and I have nowhere to put the new stuff I just bought. Time for a major purge. I’ve lost a lot of weight over the past 6 months- over 22 lbs to be exact- and I need to weed out the stuff I don’t want anymore. I’m not keeping my fat clothes. Period. Knowing I don’t have any bigger clothes should keep me motivated! I bought me some new spring clothes for the first time in awhile and it feels great! Now I just need somewhere to hang them!


It just feels so good to clean up and get ready for a new season. I moved everything off the hardwood floors and mopped them down this weekend. I did the baseboards. I still need to do the big windows in the living room but those are going to wait for another weekend. I added them to my rather large to-do list that just keeps growing and growing. I think this coming weekend I’m going to focus on cleaning the carpets and cleaning out the front closet. I’m sure there are a ton of shoes in there that need to be tossed out or taken to Goodwill. Speaking of Goodwill, we took a huge trunk load of stuff over there this weekend and I swear I feel 10 pounds lighter.


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  • rorybore

    somehow cleaning the baseboards in my house, led to completing rearranging my big eat in kitchen. I had to text the hubby to not be afraid upon entering: he was in fact home.

    then I couldn’t stop – the Disaster of a back room furnace/storage area was next. I got a big pile of stuff for him to take to the dump, goodwill, whoever will take it. Seriously, like 2 broken coffee makers, a water filter and a humidifier all down there hidden under crap!
    I feel so much better!
    like I lost 22 pounds! (yeah you!)
    but not, me. maybe if I tackle the closets next, I just might!

    • I haven’t tackled the big hall storage closet yet. I need to. But I’m tired.

  • elliereads

    Recently, I learned I could retire after three more years of teaching. I don’t know that I will, but since I know I can, I have started thinking about what’s next. We’d have to move…so I’m starting to think about buying less and purging more–so that when we have to downsize, I don’t have to make a zillion decisions about what goes with us and what goes period. I’ve started getting rid of things, but my house is under husband construction, and though he’s working hard it’s taking a long time. He’s taped off a few closets, and I’m trying to be patient…

    Well done on the weight loss. I’m glad you’re putting a priority on taking care of yourself!

  • Erin Downing

    Well done on the 22 pounds! I have had the best time replacing my wardrobe after loosing weight. I got rid of all the bigger stuff too, so unless I want to replace everything AGAIN, I’ve got to maintain. And I’m guessing that buying all new BIG clothes would not be nearly as much fun as buying new LITTLE clothes. 😉