We've done pretty well on our Spring cleaning checklist. 2 out of 3 kids have done a fabulous job and the piles of stuff that have gone out of this house have been wonderful. Makes me smile to get rid of STUFF! I have a pretty big pile of garage-saleable items and a bunch of trash! Daniel really surprised me and got rid of lots of stuff he had been hanging onto for quite awhile. My husband told me that when we moved he would be dropping the TV cabinent he hates and it would break into many pieces - I guess I can add that to my garage sale list.
I'm slowly tackling closets. I don't seem to be finding a lot of stuff to get rid of - but a lot that needs re-organizing. Sheets and pillowcases are crazy piled and stuffed by children all over the linen closet. I'm going to look for some tubs and label them by size - that would be so much neater - and easier to find what we're looking for.
I made a pretty nifty make-shift shoe organizer. I had a nice one and I broke it and my shoes were a sloppy mess. This little organizer is made with a board from the garage on top of 4 coffee cans. How's that for cheap and easy? A tiny bit redneck - but, hey, It's my closet - I'm okay with that. Maybe I'll get all Martha Stewart & build something nicer at some point, but for now, it works for me.
Happy Spring Cleaning!