I've never posted in this forum before because there was nothing I felt I could contribute....
Then suddenly, at the beginning of August, I started to feel the need (almost obsessive!!!) to clean/declutter/decorate and overall, reclaim my house.
Last year, my three boys went off to school full time and although I thought THAT would have been my year, I was underestimating the whole "having a new baby in the house" ordeal!!! I managed to finish decorating her room and maintain (somewhat!!) order in the house. But this year, (I always feel like it's a NEW year in September!!! Forget January resolutions!!! lol) I'm "reclaiming" the house. I am not letting the kids dictate the level of cleanliness anymore!!! I figure if I can get a grip on this while they are at school, my weekends and evenings will be available for the quality time they need and I'll be a happier mom for it! I also am sick of not having people over 'cause of the state of my home. There's a lot I want to accomplish and I'm starting to make lists!!! LONG lists!!! ...there's painting, cleaning in the deep dark corners, decorating (actually spending $$ on things that make my house look pretty!!!) and finding a place for everything.
I started last week by buying new dishes (had had the same everyday dishes since we got married 13 years ago!!!). So went I went to put them in the cupboard, it led to a "decluttering" and organizing - sent two boxes of kitchen stuff to the good will and now have nicely organized kitchen cupboards and I actually have two empty cupboards!!! YAY
This morning I took off the oven door, to my screwdriver to it and took it all apart to get to the inside of the glass which was getting filthy. I didn't know this could be done, but I'm glad I tried it!!! it looks new!
Anyway, I'm feeling pretty pumped!
This is MY YEAR!!! Anyone in????