As I start my adventure into my new clean and happy life I'm finding a lot of great articles, tips and check lists. Pinterest has been a great source of information. I have found a great spring cleaning checklist, ideas for all-natural cleaning products (most made from items commonly found in your home) and great before and after pictures for inspiration. As I review the 3-page ultimate spring cleaning list....here comes that feeling.....OVERWHELMED! Seriously, I'm one day in and I already want to hide under my blankets?!?!?
Then I found a great article on Apartmenttherapy.com. What NOT to do when decluttering. Rome wasn't built in a day, as the article quotes. Don't think you'll get your ENTIRE house done in ONE day. Don't strive for perfection, like you may see in the staged photos in magazines. Immediately after reading this article I could feel my shoulders drop, let out a huge sigh of relief and got my head back into the game.
So, I've come up with a method to MY madness. My goal this weekend is to make my own checklist, while referencing the ultimate checklist found on pinterest. My checklist will be categorized by each room, then have sub categories of items to be done in that room. After I make the list I will then decide which items to prioritize and maybe a goal as to when/how long to complete.
Wish me luck! ;-)
Link to Article: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pro-organizer-tips-what-not-to-do-when-decluttering-your-home-168836