Excuses are boring.
This week, it’s back to the basics: put it away, not down. Save yourself from wasting time and creating a mess by dealing with every item you handle the right way, right away.
Don’t put that coffee cup down on the counter, wash it or put it in the dishwasher. Bringing purchases into the house? Put them away and stash the bags right away. When you kick your shoes off at the end of the day, put them back where they belong instead of leaving them wherever they fall.
Put it away, not down.
Even on the weekend.
Since I finished the living room challenge a bit early, over the last couple of days I’ve been just talking other projects that have been lurking at me. Feels so good to get things done! My current challenge is going to be getting the things I want to get rid of, actually out of the house!
Okay, so here’s a few pictures (on a bunch of stuff that I did today, I don’t have before pics):
Holy catfish, I just realized that I didn’t take pictures of the stuff I did on Thursday! Oh well - let’s just say that I tackled a major trouble spot on my kitchen counter that’s been growing and growing, and whipped it into shape. Mostly tossed stuff or put it away. There’s still a few things there, I’m not sure what to do with them, and when we hit the actual kitchen challenge, I’d like to get them all off the counter.
Okay, here’s yesterday and today.
The vitamin/OTC meds cabinet before: And after:
Food storage and water bottles after:
This cabinet had a random assortment of crap in it. How it has cookie cutters on the top shelf (only the ones we use and like, will donate the rest), baking stuff and birthday candles on the next shelf, and the bottom two shelves are baking ingredients:
Here are some stuff drawers all cleaned out: (I really should give up the sushi makers, we have them for a couple of years and not yet made sushi. We used to all the time, but we lived in the city and had access to the fixings. Now, not so much.) This has held together amazingly well over the past year.
And then I did the candle/crap drawer. It went from this: to this:
I’ve got all sorts of stuff to donate and rehome. I’m looking forward to it!! Can’t wait to see what’s on next week’s challenge list!!! :-D
And then make your bed.
Excuses are boring.