I set a goal for 2023 to spend 5 minutes every day decluttering/organizing. I’m sharing 5 minute projects on Instagram each week day, if you’d like to follow along. For those who don’t have Instagram or miss some of my stories, I thought I’d do a recap post here each week with a peek into the organizing/decluttering I did this past week.
Monday: Organize & Declutter Bathroom Drawers
My top drawers in the bathroom had all sorts of odds and ends in them — including a lot of things (meds, etc.) that I took in my pregnancy… and Micah is 7 month old! 🙂
It felted so good to clean these out, throw some things away, and put things away where they go — mostly in the hygiene and medicine closet upstairs where we keep extra hygiene and medicine products.
It’s always so nice when it feels like spaces in our home can “breathe”!
Tuesday: Clean Out the Cupboards/Area in the Laundry Room
Someone commented on my picture above of our laundry room cupboards that it made them laugh that nothing in these was laundry related. Years ago, when Jesse and I were first married and we lived in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, I learned that it’s okay to put things where they make sense (or fit!) not necessarily where you are “supposed” to put them.
I probably could come up with some better organizational systems for these shelves, but for now, it feels good to have them more cleaned out and easier to see what we have!
It looks like the sock basket could use a clean out soon!
Wednesday: Pull Out Your Washer & Dryer and Clean Behind Them
This wasn’t as bad as I expected. In fact, while the rag looked nasty after I’d scrubbed the floor area back there, I feel like it could have been much, much worse! I was also happy to discover a few clothing items that were lurking back there — who knows how long they’d been back there!
Thursday: Clean Out the Trash or Other Items That Don’t Belong in Your Car
I was thrilled that this was all there was to clean out of my car! I’ve been working hard to clean things out every time I get home — usually it’s just a few extra things that need to be thrown away or put away. But by doing this consistently, my car is staying so much cleaner!
Friday: Wipe Down the Inside of Your Car With a Rag
My favorite type of rag to use for this is a microfiber cloth!
Slowly, bit by bit, my car is looking so much cleaner!
When I was a child my mother set the timer for 10 minutes and her five children would clean like crazy people. I am now 75 and will do this it’s something I can do every day.
What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Virginia! -Olivia, MSM Team
Papaya is as effective as OTC reflux meds and you avoid rebound reflux when stopping OTC.
Crystal Paine says
Sadly, it never worked for me in pregnancy, but I also have severe reflux that causes me to throw up, etc. Gratefully, I only get heartburn/reflux while pregnant, so I’m thrilled to have it behind me!