I had to start with confession and repentance at having let it get so bad and then dug in with my trusty paper bag and Sharpie sorting method, a spin-off from Emilie Barnes' sorting. Some bags are Sharpie-labelled "Give Away;" some "Throw Away;" and some "Put Away."
|Just getting started|
|Much better! Labelling everything to make maintenance easier.|
This past week, the girls have been doing the regularly planned spring cleaning. I had listed all the jobs that we think need doing in each room and over the whole house, ie. washing floors, washing windows, putting in screens, rotating mattresses, etc., and then I had divided it all into the five days of the week with each girl and me being assigned certain jobs according to ability and height. Since that was all done on the computer, I just have to print up a copy/checklist every spring and don't have to replan the whole thing.
I'll tell you about the sewing nook clean-up soon. And, hopefully, show pictures of a wonderfully organized and delightfully inspiring area.