Whoo Hoo, it’s Friday! Another week down! We are finishing up week 9 of our 12 Week Home Organization Overhaul! Can you believe it?
First, before we get started, I want to know who really dumped the purse yesterday? C’mon, be honest. I want to hear all the gory details. What was the strangest thing you found in your purse? Did anything make you laugh or surprise you? It’s driving me crazy…I want to hear your stories! 🙂
Fridays are our walk through maintenance days, so grab your put away and walk through all the areas and put everything away that is out of place.
O.K. for our task today we want to finish strong. We are going to head into the laundry room.
- Gather your 3 boxes or bags (put away, throw away, and give away)
- Start with everything that is in your plain view that needs to be put away….get it out of there!
- If there is a place for your dirty laundry, besides the floor 😉 , sort it while you are picking it up.
- Start a load of laundry
- Wipe down all the horizontal spaces (Yes, including the top and inside the lid of your washer and top of your dryer). Clean up any laundry soap or fabric softener messes.
- Clean the lint trap on your dryer. (This should be done with every load you dry. I am surprised at how many people do not do this. The lint build up decreases your dryers efficiency and potential can be a fire hazard.
- Tidy up all your cleaning products on the shelves. Wipe them down.
- Sweep the floor
- Mop the floor
- Change over the clothes from the washer to the dryer.
- Start another load in the washer.
Now that wasn’t so bad was it?
Tip of the day: Laundry is a never ending task. Get in the habit to do at least one load every day. Make it a part of your daily routine to start a load in the morning. Set a timer. Change it over the dryer. Some people are O.K. with leaving it in the dryer, however, if you set the timer and get the clothes out and folded or hung up while they are still warm, it will say you some ironing….just saying… 🙂
I read a quote today from Jon Acuff that totally applies.
Dear fellow perfectionists, “done” can’t be our definition of success. We live in a “never done world.” There will always be one more email. The goal should be “finished for the day,” not “forever done.”
Isn’t that fitting! How often do we as wives and mothers live for crossing the “done” items off our lists. Our value is not in what we get done.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend. Our weather is suppose to be in the 60’s. Can’t wait. So not normal for North Idaho in the beginning of March. We are going to take full advantage!