Oh my goodness oh my goodness!! (said in my best little kid voice, like what's-her-name from Annie)
How could I have missed Tsh's original post three weeks ago about this year's Project: Simplify??
I participated off and on last year and wrote about it on my other blog (ok now that I look back, I guess I only really participated the first week... or at least only wrote about it the first week... but I had good intentions! :)
But this year when I read Tsh's post on Monday about Hot Spot #1, the organizing/spring cleaning/nesting part of me kicked into high gear and thought yes yes yes!! I can do this!! And I can live to blog about it!!!
Especially since I immediately had an image in my mind of what I needed to do when I read the words "kids stuff"...
(play scary dungeon music now)
This is Abby's closet. I'm sure many of you know how it goes with kid's clothes -- they outgrow them CONSTANTLY. And for awhile I was able to keep up, with those cute pink tubs in the corner of the closet. Until Meijer decided to not carry the cute pink ones for awhile. Now all I see are blue and green and red. So I haven't gotten another tub in awhile. So as Abby outgrows clothes, they've started piling up on the bottom of her closet.
Not good. I either need to go to another store that carries the pink ones, or buckle down and get a non-matching one.
The top shelf? That's ideally for clothes that she'll be growing into eventually. I need to go through that again. There may be stuff she can wear now. Especially if we're going to hit 70 degrees next week like they're predicting.
Oh and one other reason why I NEED to clean this closet this week? On Saturday (and many other weekends over the coming month) there is a Mom-to-Mom sale happening in my area. So I need to look at what we've got, and make a list of what we need, and go buy all her spring and summer clothes at great prices. Or at least most of them, since I hope to go garage-saleing this summer too. :)
So there you have it. Project: Simplify week one. My project for this week -- organizing Abby's closet. I'll hopefully work on it today, so that I'm ready to shop Saturday morning!
And I can't wait to show you a before and after picture this weekend. :) Wish me luck!
Let's do this together!!! I need y'all to help keep me accountable and complete all four weeks this time!!
P.S. Tsh says "Everyone who participates that week will be entered to win a little prize. But heck, even if you don’t win, you still get a cleaner, more decluttered home. Who wouldn’t want that?"