Every Spring I go through a purging, organizing and cleaning phase. It feels so good to get rid of things we don't need, organize those neglected closets and drawers and do a deep cleaning of our home. With each passing year the house improves, simplifies and feels more like home.
This year we are upping the ante and have created Operation Down Size. This year is going to be the biggest Spring Cleaning yet! The goal is to simplify our lives and improve our home so that if we have an opportunity to move, we could do so easily.
The project list is huge and we have already begun to tackle it. Two closets, a cabinet, a junk drawer and half of the garage have already been attacked. We have made a sizable donation to Good Will with many more carloads to come. There are painting projects, clothes to go through, a flooring project or two, some landscaping, some rearranging of furniture and then the DREADED BASEMENT. The Orkin man will be so excited when he next comes and can easily walk through our Catch All Space!
Operation Down Size will take a lot of hard work but in the end we hope it will lead to more peace in our home and more flexibility in our lives. I'll post our progress as we go :)
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.