With getting things ready to leave, etc., I really didn't think I was going to do any more than just cleaning the house and doing the dishes. Then I actually found myself with the want to for de-cluttering and not really time, but I made that time for de-cluttering. I really love to have a clean and organized home, but I have found that a difficult task since I have had children (almost 10 years now). My new plan for keeping things de-cluttered is to make sure I pick up at least one thing that doesn't belong every time I leave a room and head towards where that thing does belong.
I chose my "new" buffet to de-clutter. The buffet is a catch all in the kitchen (along with the "old" buffet, but I wasn't sure I could accomplish that area, too). I'm constantly telling the kids or my husband to "put it on the buffet". So, here is what the buffet looked like before:
This made me feel so good, that I decided to clean off the old buffet. Sorry I don't have a before picture of this, if you imagine it about half as bad as the new buffet, you'll get the idea.
I know I was enjoying this because I love how everything looks and function when it's all neat and organized. I was also enjoying the work because I pulled out one of my favorite candles; a red white and blue cinnamon scented candle the my sister-in-law Therese gave me. I had a God Rocks! cd in my juke box and I was singing along with the Bible verses. If I had already been packed and ready for our trip, who knows what I might have accomplished?!
Looking forward to next weeks challenge!