Lately I’ve been getting the urge to Spring Clean. I detest clutter, and I generally keep up with it to a livable point, but during winter hibernation, clutter has a way of multiplying exponentially. I am so over it. I’ve been so focused on work and blogging and car hunting over the past few months that I’ve let things get waaay out of hand around here.
We are currently working on my middle child’s room. My husband is building her a desk with bookcases flanking it (pictures to come!!) and just last weekend he took everything out of her closet and installed custom shelving. This has given me the bug to go through every room in the house and de-clutter and reorganize.
Then I woke up this morning and saw Whitney’s post: This Is What Happens When I Get Really Mad. I was inspired, but not enough to do anything about mine JUST yet.
And then I hopped on the computer after getting the kids off to school and saw @momadvice’s tweet, which led me to this post: 30 Day Cut the Clutter Challenge.
That is just the impetus I needed. My household de-clutter/reorganization project starts TODAY. And it starts with my pantry.
The pantry is a small job, it is doable, and I was so inspired by Whitney’s that I can’t wait to start. So, in my efforts to hold myself accountable, here is the BEFORE picture of my pantry, that I just snapped 30 seconds ago.
It’s not THAT bad, mainly because I don’t keep a lot of pantry staples. But that bag down there? It contains a few boxes of crackers that I didn’t even have room for in there because everything is so disorganized.
Stay tuned. Later today I’ll have an AFTER picture to show you!