Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring is here!

I hope you have enjoyed spending time in your office this week. Isn’t it great to find a place for everything? I find it so calming and refreshing when office supplies, computer disks, and paperwork are all in order. If the RAFTS system is helping you, great! If it is not, let me know and we can work together to find a filing solution that does work for you. Helpful hint: Some people file by category. Some people file by month. You are your own person. Do what works best for you as an individual.

This week brings us the start of Spring! And Spring brings us egg hunts, the possibility of warmer weather, new wardrobe items, spring cleaning, and gardening. I have certainly caught the Spring Cleaning Bug myself. I have been re-organizing and re-ordering all around the house. The kitchen pantry, my baking cabinet, the office I share with a three-year-old superhero -- No cupboard is safe!

Hey, wardrobe and spring cleaning! That gives me an idea! Take a look at your closet this week. Are all of your clothes current? By current I mean the right size and style for your current body. How about the closets of your children? The average walk-in closet takes one person approximately FIVE HOURS to empty, sort and purge. Do you have it within you this week? I guess we know where I will be!

REMINDER: If you haven’t done so already, pick up items for Easter Baskets! Of course, edibles and things that will really get used are my favorite things to reduce clutter. You only have a few days left to shop before the Bunny arrives!

Now it’s time to take 15 minutes and.... do some REAL cleaning! This week I do not have a “Clutter Sweep” task for you. This is REAL cleaning. I know; it isn’t my favorite thing to do either. BUT… Spring is here! Let the sunshine in! Set your timer for 15 minutes and start cleaning your windows and sills! You have too many to do all at once? That’s ok. Do a little each day until they are all done!


snaphappee said...

I can't wait to replace all those decluttered clothing items with new ones! Whoohoo! Are you saying I actually have to clean? Ewgh!

Your Organizing Guru said...

I am not saying you HAVE to clean. I am inspiring you to let the sun shine in and enjoy Spring! If you prefer to live in the "grumpliy" winter window-ness, that is entirely up to you. :)

snaphappee said...

LOL! But I don't HAVE to clean. LOL! Actually, you already know I clean the insides of the windows fairly often - it's the outsides that are bad, and it's not quite outdoor window cleaning weather here in MT, even if the calendar does say "spring" now.

But my "office" looks great!

Your Organizing Guru said...

Great job on your office! I enjoyed those pics! Keep up the awesome work! Other than necessity, I don't know how things stay so organized in a home with SEVEN kiddos. You are an inspiration to us all.