Welcome to From Crap to Clean before Christmas, a challenge I’m throwing at you to clean up your mess before the tree goes up!
All instalments to date are HERE.
See my pretty escape during the first round HERE.
Let us begin this one… with a cleaner linen closet and cleaning tips.
Then it’s your turn!
A decorator blogger’s worst nightmare is to intentionally show ugly pictures.
Welcome to my nightmare. 😀
So please know, I’m biting my lip, and doing this out of the goodness of my heart, because I know a good before and after just may motivate you enough to….
But naturally, I watermarked it in case you were inclined to pin the living daylights out of it. 🙂
Ok… so, I know we were suppose to tackle ‘an escape’ this week. I showed you my pallet sofa escape HERE. My 2nd was to be my bedroom.
But I never got that far. The noise coming from this room was just louder, so it won. So I’ve been using my patio escape LOTS. Has yours helped?
Anyway, this linen closet resides in my son’s bedroom. Lucky guy.
And we really need to tackle the boy’s room next, because it’s just that bad.
But there was heaps of my linen clutter sitting on top of heaps of his anything goes clutter, so I needed to clean my stuff up first.
Thing is, gutting is pure magic. You then add back only the things you need / want, then get rid of the rest. WAY more effective!
This really is the key to more space. If you put it all back again, you’ll just have a neat mess on your hands.
It’s hard to get rid of stuff you think you may need down the road. But if you haven’t used it in a year, say goodbye. You’ll be opening up more room for the things you need now.
3. BAG IT.
You know the drill… one pile to keep, one pile to give away or sell, one pile for the garbage. I got 4 huge thrift store bags out of this. YES!!!
4. Pretend you’re going to move.
Seriously… pretend you’re going to move. Would you bring this stuff with you to your next home? If no, no point in having it in this home!
All I can say is, I found our pillow cases again! I’ve missed them so.
6. Apply space rules.
So… my deal is, linens must fit in this closet. If they don’t, it has to go. That’s the only way my son can have a chance on getting his room back because there is no other room for this stuff.
Finding my son’s floor again was mind boggling. And while this isn’t a pretty after, it sure was a productive one.
And that’s just the way cleaning goes. It can’t all be beautiful. Beautiful comes later, as a direct result of your hard work.
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How to play today and next Monday’s Homework…
Clean anything you wish.
Take a before picture. (or more)
Take an after picture. (or more)
Be ready to share your success today and next Monday with us!
So! Your homework was to create an escape for yourselves. Did you do that, or did you do something else? Tell us in comments how it all went! And any other heartfelt ponderings you have.
And if desired…
Bloggers, please link up below!
feel free to share your efforts on my Facebook page HERE, or in the Crap To Clean private Facebook group HERE.
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I can’t wait to see what you did!!