Polished Sink

Today, I was reading a blog that I follow called “In House Counsel”.  She had written a great post called “No More Stuff: An Acquisition Suspension”.  Inside of that post the blogger referred to the FlyLady I had to find out a little more with a name like that, so I clicked on the link.  I am so happy I did, because I found much needed encouragement to get some work done today. This month, FlyLady’s ‘January Habit of the Month’ is to Shine your Sink!
I read on, and after I was done, I went to my wreck of a kitchen area and started to dig in.  I took a before and after picture just to show myself how MUCH of a difference was made.  It felt good and I am really encouraged and motivated to keep it up.

Before: (yes…banana peel and all!)

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After: (quite a few hours later)

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I really hope to keep it like this as much as possible this month….try to form that habit of having a clean shiny sink! It makes me feel so much better!
Thanks for reading!

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Day 8: Decluttering My Life

I got a book at the library the other day on decluttering and organizing.  I was really motivated just by browsing through it.  So, later that evening, I organized and cleaned out half of my dresser drawers (Going to do the other half soon!). Then, I got to thinking about the drawer next to the fridge.  Everyone has one….Come on, fess up! I know you do.  The “catch-all” drawer.  It’s where pens, pencils, paper clips, matches, small instruction manuals, fish food, old business cards and who knows what else, goes.  Well, I thought about it for a day or two.  Devised a plan.  Got some containers (I spent under $5 total!).  And, finally….ATTACKED!  Here is the before: (It’s BAD!  At first I couldn’t even get the drawer open to take the picture.)

Before

And now, since completing this project, I feel lighter.  I know it’s only ONE drawer, but THAT drawer was really the worst drawer I had.  And It’s been that way for years.  Here is the after:

After

I know it’s still full. But it’s SO much better!  I’m so happy about this.  I think we don’t realize how much clutter burdens us! How much it weighs us down.  Now that this drawer is done, I really want to accomplish a task like this at least every other day until I get my entire home organized.  I know I could keep it organized if only I could have a system that works.  And I am going to find one!!! This is just the first step.  I will keep you posted on my decluttering status.  Goodnight All!