All right, so same thing with this room, I started with the smallest, easiest area. It's like a debt snowball: start with something you can do quickly.
First was the piano: I cleared off things that didn't belong, wiped and polished it, and put a new scripture to memorize up on the white board. 15 minutes.
|Before. Not too bad.|
Oh well, it's there so I'll clean it. I cleared off the top (put everything where it goes, not just move it) and wiped it down and labeled all the unlabeled green boxes. I also took down the unused picture frame since I STILL have not gotten the picture printed. I also mailed off something sitting on the top I was supposed to mail last week. 30 minutes for tv area.
And since I'm being truthful, that big box of baby clothes was moved to the girls' room. I have no idea where to put it until I give it to my friend.
Didn't I JUST purge books last year? Oh wait, then I decided to homeschool. All right, I suppose 4 is fine.
It's not that it's an awful mess here, it's just that things haven't been put away and they're starting to stack on top of each other. Each one took 30 minutes. It seems like a lot, but I moved some shelves and really put things away. Tedious things like pens and crayons. And then I labeled things. Labels help my husband to know where to put things. I like labels.
Now the rest of the room, I took the bag and a box of tools to the shed/carport, made the kids take their books back to their rooms, picked up (and mostly tossed) the papers, and vacuumed. Thoroughly. So this was 30 minutes.
Later I walked into the bathroom/laundry, which is tomorrow's room. Honestly, the worst part is above the dryer. I was feeling peppy so I gave myself 15 minutes to just see what I could put away.
Tomorrow: clean the bathroom (should be under 1 hour) and start the worst room in the house. MINE (gulp)