Hi, everyone. Here it is the 3rd of March and I’ve had something on my mind. I want to do a project. Not just any project. A spring cleaning and total home organization project rolled into one. I know spring cleaning topics have already begun in blogland and it’ll be the buzz the next couple months.
I wanted to name my project something fancy and clever like:
31 Days to a cleaner, better, and happier home.
Then I realized I’d have to have it completed in 31 days. I’m thinking it will take longer. lol
Keep in mind I need another project about like I need a hole in the head. Come to think of it, I might have a hole in my head with this decision to aggressively tackle my whole house.
So here’s the rest of the story:
La Belle Époque had been wonderfully “put together” for 6 1/2 years having been featured on two home tours and one garden tour. If you’ve been following for sometime, you realize LBE was totally taken apart for an entire house painting last fall which lasted a little over 6 weeks. EVERYTHING came down (pictures, mirrors, window treatments, etc.) and EVERYTHING was moved around. Yes, I know. Fresh and clean and newly edited. That’s what I thought and that’s what I told you until I realized I was completely overwhelmed with putting LBE back together. (sorry if it’s beginning to sound a little like Humpty Dumpty) Easier said than done. I really wanted a change. Really. But I’ve been so indecisive which is so unlike me when it comes to decorating. I’ll blame it on age.
No more. It’s time to muster the energy and get the job done. So here’s the deal:
1. It’s almost spring anyway, so what the heck.
2. I’m an official empty nester so
I have nothing better to do it will give me something productive to do.
3. We plan on downsizing in a couple years and I want to get a jump start (the thoughts of completely cleaning out, emptying and moving everything from this house is mind boggling!). It’s never too early to prepare, right?
4. And lastly it’ll just make me feel better.
So beginning this week I’ll be blogging about my experiences
and dragging you along–- showing you the good, the bad, and the ugly (hope there’s not too much of that) on my whole house “shake it up project”.
Hopefully I’ll have some cool things to share and if I get frustrated you can be my sounding board…sounds fair to me.
Maybe I’ll inspire you or make you laugh but either way, I’d like to hear from you. What are some of your tricks for spring cleaning and organizing?
This is a big personal commitment for me over the next several weeks so I better get started. Hope you stay with me on my saga of a cleaner, re-freshed, re-styled, and re-organized house. I better get a good night’s sleep.
See you tomorrow,