Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cleaning, De-cluttering, and Organizing ~ OH MY!

Goodness gracious, mercy me! I don't know where the days go anymore.....I know it's not like me not to blog but I have been doing some organizing and de-cluttering and by the time I finally sit down in the evening or early morning LOL I am plum tuckered out! I do LOVE being able to stay up soo late and sleeping in. We are such night owls and very rarely do we get in bed before 2:30 or 3 am. CRAZY I KNOW!

Anyway, My husband and I have been working on our bedroom and our Master Closet. It has been quite the task but OH MY how I love the end result! Getting rid of clutter, taking clothes to others who could wear them, and just bringing order into our rooms gives such a peaceful feeling! It is so sad how much "stuff" we let accumulate, but, we have both committed to the Lord and to each other that we are going to do this one room at a time :)

Here are some tips from Peter Walsh of TLC'S Clean Sweep to help keep the clutter from piling up in your home:

Tackle messes one room at a time.
When you buy something new, practice the "in-out rule:" For every one new item, get rid of an old one.
Create intimacy in the master bedroom. Remember that improvements in one room can spread to the rest of the house.
Make cleaning up fun for your kids.
Create a vision for the room you're cleaning.
Teach your kids how to sort.
Use a hanger system to determine which clothes you wear most.
Ask yourself if you really need something. If you hesitate, you don't.

There is also an E-book out from a fellow blogger....Sarah Mae's "31 Days to Clean, Having a Martha House, The Mary Way" It's 4.99 and worth every penny! It's not JUST about cleaning our homes, but our hearts as well!!

Today I will be taking a little break and going to go swim with our neighbor and her daughter..... It will be such a nice treat!

What about you guys, How is your week going? Do you need to do any De-cluttering?