Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I don't know about where you live, but here, it looks like spring. I've been working on a bit of spring cleaning and decluttering.

This book came highly recommended by two friends, so I ordered it. I was a bit intimidated by the cover--if a woman has gotten rid of the vowels in her name, you know she's hard core. It's actually a really good book. She has a web site, too, which I will check out one day when I am not squashing ants or wiping noses.

I was also inspired by some of the Spring Spruce Up blog entries I read earlier in the week. I was shocked to find there was a blog all about laundry! I actually don't mind laundry, but when the laundry room gets cluttered, it makes things rough, so that's where I decided to start.

After many long years, I have a laundry room that is actually a room--not a closet, not a hole, not a walk-through room from the garage, but a real room with a window and everything. I love it. When we moved, we got a new washer and dryer and they are both top-loading, which means I can't sit stuff on top of the dryer, like I used to do in the last house. And every apartment we've ever had.

But never fear! There is a counter top to clutter up! I am working on it slowly, and believe it or not, this picture is an improvement over what it has been lately. The cabinets above hold all the art supply stuff the kids use; the cabinets below hold Bobey's litter box.

Now I even have a bar for hanging things! I really do love this room.

Now I'm on to the school room--I got inspired by Amber's notebooking post and I have some other ideas to work on to cut down on clutter.

Happy spring cleaning!

1 comment:

Amber said...

I have that book! I should probably read it. ha! Spring was here, but now snow is on the way. Ugh. On a happier note, I love your laundry room!!