Spring cleaning: What we accomplished

So, as a result of spring cleaning, it’s like we live in a different house. Seriously.

Some of the changes:

1. We now make our bed each day. And you CAN make the bed, because you can get to the bed!

2. My daughter can actually find everything in her room and playroom. Oh, and there is enough room for her to PLAY in the “playroom.” How about that? Before, the hideous pink carpet wasn’t even visible. Which I guess is a good thing AND a bad thing.

3. I can find my books on my bookshelves. (Click this picture to get a very dorky detailed view with stuff labeled.)

4. We got rid of A LOT. Tons. This was just one part of it. We also got rid of some large items, like a treadmill, two totes full of stuff from my part-time job that I no longer needed to keep at the house, a bunch of food for the food bank…

5. And, finally, the part I’m proudest of… my closet! I got rid of things I no longer wear, and I got everything sorted out by color (pants/skirts at left, shirts by color at right.) Shoes on the shelf.

In doing this, I got rid of about a third of my clothes. I’m someone who hangs almost all my clothes, so what you see here is just about the entirety of my wardrobe, unmentionables aside.

Before doing this cleanout, I had more than 100 shirts. 100!!! Who needs 100 shirts? How wasteful. I still probably have more than I should, but at least it’s better. (And doing my closet qualified me to enter Organizing Junkie’s closet cleanup roundup, so that’s good too. I needed that extra motivation!)

Anyone else have any spring cleaning accomplishments to report? We’re still finishing everything up, but the hardest part is definitely over!

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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9 Responses to Spring cleaning: What we accomplished

  1. Kelli Miller says:

    Thanks for dropping by! Ahh, but you cheated ;-) I want to see BEFORE pictures HA HA!
    Great job though… we won’t even discuss our playroom (I have 3 boys… I am sure L. Frank Baum can’t even imagine what that means for a playroom) ICK!

  2. Wow…I also live in York County…except my York County happens to be in Nebraska! We had some friends who once moved from York, NE to York, PA. Wonder if my York County is anything like your York County?! :)

  3. Looks great! I wasn’t brave enough to tackle my own closet! Good job!

  4. Jill Scott says:

    Wow, you sure tackled a lot. You must feel amazing getting all that organized.

  5. Jerri says:

    Great work on all your projects!

  6. Kayren says:

    That is hilarious that your husband has baseball cards in his closet, too! I’m not alone!!!
    Great job on the reorganization. After all the pictures I posted, I didn’t even ramble on about how I use Roy G. Biv for my shirts and pants, short sleeves together, long sleeves together, etc. You did good!

  7. Patricia says:

    wow! You’ve been busy!
    And I love how the shirts are organized by color.
    Patricia (another round-up participant)

  8. Carolyn j. Garrison says:

    Nice…know how I’ve been getting my closets organized? MOVE… It wirks wonders! I still save too much. Likle you I have entirely too many shirts, that, I may wear SOME day. I’m impressed with your spring cleaning. Back in the ‘day”, we used to “spring clean” the entire house, one room at a time. Curtains, windows, everything. Now it gets done, when it gets done. Everybody is too busy for the June Cleaver routine!
    Love you!

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