Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spring Cleaning?

Is it wrong that I am going on an insane cleaning and decluttering binge and it isn't even spring yet? I am so tired of every room feeling like it is closing in on me with clutter and junk! It is too much and I get so antsy and almost "itchy" when it gets that way. I feel like I just want to go and throw EVERYTHING away and that isn't the right approach either.
How do you purge? Do you make piles and then go through everything? Do you toss everything and regret later? Do you have a method to your madness or do you just run around doing whatever you can?
I started with my room - the closet, the night stands, the bathroom, the dresser tops (I HATE it when they get cluttered!) and then moved into the kids rooms. I did the den and still need to do the kitchen and the craft cupboard and broom closet & front hall closet. Last will be the basement but that is such a HUGE project that I cannot do it alone. That is a task for Dallin and I both!
How often do you do this type of cleanse? i need to do it more often - I really only do it once or twice a year but I need to make it more of a priority. Basically I let it get to the point where I can no longer handle it and then I just explode all over it .... yeah, not healthy but I get the job done. Or at least started ..... now, I just need to finish it all before Dallin gets home!!!


  1. I didn't know you had a blog! Good luck with the decluttering. I need to start doing some of that myself ...!

  2. I purge the house every time I move. Every three years or so! I also have a box always gathering my un-wanted items. When it's full, Off it goes to charity. We have a garage now, so I may hang on to my stuff and have a garage sale in the summer.
    Good luck!

  3. I don't dejunk often enough. I reorganize the clutter, but I would usually wait until I can't handle it anymore and then purge. I think we all need some real motivation like that to tackle those kind of big jobs! Good luck. I am feeling overwhelmed with all of the stuff in my house now to be sorted too! Too Much Stuff! And I love the fun pictures you use on your posts! They are so cute!

  4. I find it helpful to move often. Each time we move I de-junk and get rid of the junk. Although, it would be nice to have another reason to deep clean, moving sucks!

  5. YOU inspired me. Yesterday I cleaned all the clutter off of the fridge, the microwave, the shelves, the dressers, etc.
    Thanks Tami.

  6. My pleasure! I still have to do the cupboard above the phone - my nemesis! Today is the last day since tomorrow D comes home!!!