365 Days of Cleaning, Clearing, Organizing my Home.

365 Days of Cleaning, Clearing, Organizing my Home. - student project

Feb. 9, 2017

Step 1. Clean, clear, and organize my home.

Step 2. Five of seven days I will spend 15 minutes (above and beyond my regular chores) cleaning, clearing, or organizing one room in my home until that room is completely cleaned, cleared and organized. Then I will move on to the next room, until all the rooms in my house are complete. During this time I will come up with a manageable schedule to keep my home clean, cleared, and organized.

Step 3. Starting TODAY-I will do this 15 minutes when I get home from work, before supper. On the weekends I will do this in the morning.

Step 4. Motivation and accountability. I hope my motivation will be seeing the process work. Posting pictures of before and after on this Project Workspace is about as public as I want to get. No instagram or twitter accounts. I think marking the days on a calendar is a great idea. I plan to sell some of my things (part of the clearing) so saving for entertaining in my clean, clear, organized home is pretty motivating. Specifically, I will post before and after pictures of each room as I go. Mark the days off on a calendar. Plan a get-together after every 3 rooms are complete.

Step 5. First Ten Days

  • Start family room-take down Christmas decorations
  • clean out fireplace
  • organize DVD's and games. Clean television, player, and game box
  • take sofa sleeper apart and clean
  • clean chairs and end tables
  • go through file cabinet, organize papers
  • clear desk
  • organize art supplies
  • empty baskets
  • clean floor

Step 6. I want my home to be a place where I feel comfortable inviting someone over at the spur of a moment. I want my home to work for me, having my cooking supplies or art supplies or my financial papers where I can find them when I want them. I want my "stuff" to be manageable. I want a cleaning schedule that takes little effort to implement and keep up with. I want my clothing and closets to be useful. The way I see that happening is to clean, clear, and organize what I do have. 

Here we go!

365 Days of Cleaning, Clearing, Organizing my Home. - image 1 - student project

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365 Days of Cleaning, Clearing, Organizing my Home. - image 3 - student project

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Robin Harlow
Living my Best Life