Friday, December 5, 2014

Baby steps




Whatever you want to call it, I'm very slowly plugging away at it. I've been convicted lately that if I can't keep my home clean, it's because I have too much stuff. It's crazy how stuff keeps trickling in, even if I don't realize it. We don't shop a lot, but we do shop some, especially for our adoption. We want our kiddo to see photos of our home and our life and see that we are eager to have her join us, that she will have fun here.

But there is still a lot of excess. We live in a 1,200 sqft home with a terrible layout and not much storage. We hope to adopt two girls while living here, so four people will be living in a house with a small dining room, a small living room, and two bedrooms. My husband works from home. I'll be curious to see how this plays out, since he has no office!

I digress. I've been working here and there this week, whatever strikes my fancy. I figure it all needs to be done so it doesn't really matter what order I tackle it.

Some before and after photos of my progress thus far:

My junk drawer

No more junk!

Tiny mountain of papers

A clean table

I'm also tackling a Huge Mountain of Papers but am not quite finished with it. There are a few things I just don't know what to do with. I have a feeling I will need to clean out my overflowing file folder so that I can find space to file the things I need to keep. A lot of it is adoption paperwork.

I look forward to a cleaner house, one step at a time.


Jason and Michelle said...

It fees great purging! I love decluttering

Julie Fukuda said...

We are sorting through over 50 years of stuff and even things that have been forgotten over the years are hard to re-home when uncovered. The stress is almost more than the physical sorting.
And, how to decide when more than one kid wants the same item...