Sunday, March 20, 2011

Clean Sweep Update

I know what you're thinking. She isn't finished yet?! How long does it take to clean out a house? Apparently the answer is 60 days, which is double the number of days I thought it would take. On the upside, the end is in sight. I think maybe 2 more weeks should do it. Then I will have met my goal to touch and examine every single item in my house and determine whether or not I need to keep it. It's a slow, tedious process but it will be worth it. I think. I've sorta forgotten why I felt the need to do this in the first place but I'm too far in to quit now.

Since I've already posted all the pictures on Facebook with captions explaining what everything is, I will just hit the highlights here. No since in redoing what I've already done, right? I'm just all organized and efficient like that now.

You can read the captions for these pictures in  my Facebook Clean Sweep 2011 album. 

These next pictures are from the Clean Sweep 2011 Kitchen album on Facebook. This is what I'm working on right now so I'll be adding some more to this.

I know. I was as surprised as you to discover what a slob I am. You can read more about these next pictures in my Clean Sweep 2011 Linen Closet & Library Facebook album.

And finally, we have the art room. There are a lot more detailed pictures of this room in my Clean Sweep 2011 Art Room album. It was by far the most difficult and time consuming area I've tackled yet.

After I finish the kitchen then it will be time for the garage and attic. I'm dreading those. There's not tons of stuff in either of them but the stuff is big. And heavy. And it's hot outside. I predict a significant increase in my daily whining.


SkylersDad said...

Good luck with the remainder of the cleaning, you are an inspiration!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Wow! Ok first of all don't even think that 60 days is a number to have your whole house done in! I suppose if someone had nothing else to do in their life... maybe.
You have been doing an awesome job! Big time work on that craft area!
Thanks for linking up to my Organizing Mission link party.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, great job! Lots of work, but it's worth it!

Shannon Green said...

Thanks, y'all! I'm really glad to be almost done with this project!

Nav said...

Wow! it seemed so overwhhelming at first but you clean up nicely. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I am glad you like the idea of using chocolate box to put earrings in. Have a great day!


Erin said...

Everything looks fantastic!!!

I've been doing a clean sweep myself the last few weeks. I have to tell you, if you did it in 60 days, I'm impressed. I think it could easily take me many MONTHS. LOL

Shannon Green said...

Thanks for the nice comments, y'all! I've just started on the attic and garage which have to be done in a week. I could easily spend another month working on those areas but will do the best I can in the time I have!