Friday, January 30, 2009

How to de-clutter in 5 minutes, Rachelle style!




This is truly muddling! We had an appraiser coming this morning--we aren't moving just refinancing to a 10 year combining our basement loan into that. So I was frantic last night after dinner getting the teenagers' rooms clean so I didn't worry about the 10 loads of laundry in my room. After helping them I worked on the laundry. Then this morning after making a big breakfast--what was I thinking? I cleaned it all up and the accumulated stuff. But 1/2 hour before he was to be here I had to jump in the shower. When I got out I still had junk on my kitchen desk, my bedroom nightstand and my dresser--those who have been to my house know this is normal. (I know I should do something about it but I have come to a lower standard of order that I can live with right now.) I didn't have time to de-clutter so I got my IKEA bag and filled it up (and to some of you perfectionists it probably still looks cluttered! So there you have it. It fit nicely in the corner of my closet, buttoned shut. So I promised myself that I'd go through it tomorrow after I recovered from today! Well, we'll see. . .

4 comments:

4boyzmdmom said...

That is so funny! Go Rachelle!

Katie said...

I'll have to steal your idea to get ready for Sunday dinner. My computer, island, and kitchen table are full of clutter and stuff that doesn't have a permanent home yet. I can't wait until I get my built-in's...hopefully sooner than later.

Ginnie Kimball said...

I love that you do that too. The trick for me is always getting back to it!

321forme said...

I love you!!! Have you heard Marsha Gibbons talk about her decluttering? She'd put dirty dishes right off the table and sink in big black garbage bags and put them in the garage (for when hubby had church meetings at her house.) She said she wouldn't bring them back in until she was good and ready or until they ran out of other options. Hilarious!