Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Cleaning Challenge: Update #1 has been just over a week since I started the Spring Cleaning Challenge and I have cleaned and reorganized 7 of my 30 spaces. Not too shabby, especially considering the fact that we were out of town this past weekend, celebrating our wedding anniversary. 

Here is a before and after photo of the first space I tackled, the bookshelf in our family room...

I must admit that one of the spaces was done for me. We decided to hire gardeners (so far it is the best decision ever) and they cleaned up our garden. I do still plan to plant some things by the end of the month to accompany the surviving rosemary from last season. 

Here is my updated list, with the spaces that have been cleaned/reorganized crossed off. I loooooooove crossing things off lists. 
  1. Bathroom
  2. Bedroom
  3. Bedroom - Closet
  4. Bedroom - Nightstands
  5. Bedroom - Dressers
  6. Office 
  7. Office - Desk/Filing
  8. Office - Bookshelves
  9. Office - Closet
  10. Guest Room 
  11. Guest Room - Closet
  12. Living Room
  13. Dining Room
  14. Dining Room - Bar Cabinets
  15. Kitchen
  16. Kitchen - Refrigerator
  17. Kitchen - Pantry cabinets
  18. Kitchen - Under sink
  19. Kitchen - Other cabinets
  20. Kitchen - Drawers
  21. Family Room 
  22. Family Room - TV stand
  23. Family Room - Cubbies
  24. Family Room - Bookshelf
  25. Garage 
  26. Garage - Laundry
  27. Garage - Holiday storage boxes
  28. Garage - Other storage
  29. Garage - Yard work supplies
  30. Backyard - Garden
In addition to getting these spaces crossed off the list, I have also done some general cleaning around our house today -- laundry, dusting, vacuuming. I really like having a day off to run errands and clean. (I'm actually not being sarcastic.)


  1. Yeah, something about crossing things off lists... so satisfying. Congrats on your progress so far! :-)

  2. I'll be sure to do this next week, thank you for giving me an idea.
    perth house cleaner