A clean sweep

Posted on December 1, 2021


So it isn’t often that I get into an extreme cleaning mode, but when I do, watch out! A few weeks ago, the urge to clean hit me. At first glance around our home, it looks clean and uncluttered. However, when one starts opening closets and drawers, it’s a whole different story.

I decided to do one closet or drawer a day, to make things more manageable. It has been two weeks and I am more or less done! It’s funny, for the first few days, I was really sore and stiff in the evening. Who would have thought that reaching into a closet or a drawer and putting something into a trash bag would be so physical.

Here’s some of the results of my work:

PANTRY

pantry

DOWNSTAIRS HALL CLOSETS

hall closet
coat closet

UPSTAIRS HALL CLOSET

upstairs hall closet

OFFICE CLOSET

office closet

DRAWER

drawer

I didn’t take “before” pictures, but here’s what I ended up with.

TRASH – 3 1/2 large bags

trash

CLOTHES FOR GOODWILL – Scott’s Turf and ladder not included. ๐Ÿ™‚

goodwill

STUFF FOR SWAP SHOP AND A LOT OF EMPTY SHOE BOXES

swap shop and empty boxes

What clean sweep stories do you have to share?

Most photos are thanks to my dear Mr. Ken, photographer extraordinaire.