I {heart} Cleaning OUT!

It certainly helps that I’m making some money doing it, but it is such a great feeling to be getting rid of stuff!  I’m pretty sure that my mother thinks I’m completely nuts.  I had a baby 5 months ago, and I’m mainly selling baby stuff.  Yeah, actually, I know she thinks I’m crazy.  LOL!  But I have come to the very serious realization that we just have WAY TOO MUCH STUFF!  I’m sorry, but a baby does not need five push toys, nor does he really need a hiking backpack.  I think my mom is more concerned with the “what ifs”.  However, when you’re trying to clear the clutter, it really is time to decide what’s necessarynot what you might need should something drastically change.  I keep telling her that I have friends with kids…I can always borrow!  

I’m relishing in the fact that I can walk to the third floor of my house and not have to maneuver around the bassinet that has been sitting at the top of the stairs for the past 3 months.  I don’t have to try and figure out where I’m going to put the infant car seat and two bases since my super-chunky baby has outgrown them already.  I am itching to find more stuff to sell/pass on to someone who can use it.  So that’s what I’m going to keep on doing.

What I accomplished today:

Made the beds (yay!)

Cleaned the kitchen

Emptied/reloaded the dishwasher

Washed all pots and pans

Started another load of laundry (when it’s not folded and put away, it doesn’t count as completed in my eyes)

Decluttered some baby stuff!

Now, I need to get some shut eye.  Another fun-filled day of cleaning out is scheduled for tomorrow…and I’m registering my oldest for kindergarten!  Oy.  Happy cleaning!

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Today’s Accomplishments

Yesterday was a whirlwind.  I feel like I didn’t stop all day.  And I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays.  The hubby is home on Sundays only during tax season…which, it’s lovely to see him, but it also means that my house can become total chaos.  Only because we try to fit a week’s worth of stuff into one day.  Yesterday not only held that “typical” chaos, but I was also out most of the day running errands, going to a basket bingo benefit, and having dinner with friends.  I’m pooped!  

Anyhow, I think I’m still trying to recover from the craziness of yesterday and haven’t fully caught up on the daily chores.  I did

Make the beds

Fold/organize the cloth diapers

Fold and put away the load of towels I did yesterday

Empty and reload the dishwasher

Start another load of laundry

Sort through kids’ clothes to give away

Sort/throw away some of the clutter in the dining room (score!)

Looking at the list now, I’m actually pretty thrilled with how the day went.  My house still looks like three little tornadoes went through it (even though my littlest is just starting to sit up on his own), but I did get a bunch accomplished.  And, my baby boy is cutting his first tooth…so he did need extra snuggles today.  Just gotta keep knocking things out, one at a time.  Hopefully, the rest of my life will start falling into place soon, too!