Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hooray for Spring Cleaning

I use the term "spring" with an edge to my voice, as it's April 16 and we woke up to fresh snow today. Despite the fact that this is decidedly NOT OKAY, I'm going to move past it and focus on slightly better news: Today, some spring cleaning actually got done. If you're anything like me, you promise yourself, several times each month, that this will be the week you inventory the closet, gather the unworn clothes, and head to the donation station at thrift shop.

So on the day you finally fulfill the promise, you've earned cause for a tiny celebration. I'll take it a step farther and say you get to celebrate even if you only executed the first step. It's important to remember you're one step closer than you were yesterday. For me, the process goes like this:

Divide clothes, shoes, and home items into two sections--"Attempt to Sell" and "Donate Straightaway."

Call your fave neighborhood consignment shop. Make appointment to bring in items. Now you know you'll actually follow through.

Determine where in the world your iron ended up since you last used it 3 months ago.

Break out the iron and get that sucker steaming.

Head to the consignment shop, leaving time to drive to the thrift shop immediatly after.

Drive home. Enjoy newfound space in your drawers, closet, basement, and mindset.

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