Where to begin......We live in a little cottage (little) and while I admire "Wonder Women" and "Martha Stewarts" ....I am NOT one. I want to be, but it never seems to happen. :) With such a cozy little place, (which I love) it can be hard to figure out where and how to store things. And since organization is not my niche, it seems I am sometimes doomed for failure.
Today I stumbled upon Raising Homemakers and really enjoyed her Homemaking Link-up and that is where I found:
OH MY! Her blog is so inspiring, and let me tell you I WAS Inspired! I read her article
and in 3 hours my bedroom was 85% deep cleaned. I ran out of time today and hope to finish up tomorrow. Because I am out of printer ink I actually scribbled all 28 Steps down and went to my room and I meant business.
Sadly my bedroom is dual labeled, one: as of-course a bedroom and the other as:.... Cringe and slap by hand....a "storage room". I sell things on ebay, do crafts, and we have our own house cleaning business and there is no other place to put things.
While our bedroom still serves both purposes with her helpful instruction I was able to have a tidy looking room in no time. And hubby was mightily pleased!!!
Here is a little bit of what Darlene Schacht has to say:
"Bedrooms tend to accumulate stuff, whether it be clothing, jewelry, magazines or leotards, most of us have too much of it cluttering our drawers and our table tops. It shouldn’t be this way. The bedroom should be the most relaxing room in the house—a place where you can retreat to when you want to stretch out, or snuggle with your husband on a cool winter’s night. But there’s nothing relaxing or romantic about a room that’s cluttered and disorganized, is there?
I’m going to offer you 28 steps that will get your bedroom into the shape that it should be. Depending on the current state of your bedroom, this deep cleaning schedule could take you anywhere from one afternoon to a few, but in any case, the final result will be well worth your effort. I promise!
- Start by taking the sheets, pillow cases and blankets off the bed and throwing them into the washing machine. Set the timer so that you won’t forget they are there.
- Take your curtains down and get them ready to go into the next load.
- If you have blinds, wipe them down with a damp cloth.
You can read the rest of her AMAZING 28 Steps HERE
I am super excited about visiting her blog, she has a Housekeeping Schedule that I found inspiring as well. I have read many different schedules and ideas but something about hers really stuck with me!!!