So each month I am scheduling a Zone or room and am going to spend the month tackling the decluttering and deep cleaning tasks that I need to do. I am starting with the computer room, simply because it is one of the rooms that need the most work.
Here are my tasks:
♥ Declutter cupboard – this cupboard is full of… well I don’t really know. It has been used as storage for years and hardly ever opened. It also has a heap of stuff on top that needs to be sorted as well.
♥ Declutter top of drawers – I did this a little while ago but the pile seems to have grown a bit. There is a box of cords and other junk that I need Mr Monkey to sort through and I need to declutter the stationery and picture frames as well.
♥ Declutter jewellery box – I don’t know if I have ever decluttered my jewellery box. I don’t wear a lot of jewellery – I have my wedding ring, engagement ring and two bangles that I wear everyday and I may wear earrings and a necklace when going out. So it’s a little ridiculous how full my jewellery box is. I can never find the earrings I want when going out so I really need to clear it out.
♥ Organise book shelves – I used to have our book shelves fairly neat until Lily decided it was lots of fun to just pull all of the books off the shelves. For a while there I just left them on the floor as it was easier than putting them back on the shelves 10 times a day. Since she has stopped doing that the books have just been shoved back on the shelf where ever they would fit and it’s looking pretty horrible. I need to sort them back in to shelves (mine, Mr Monkey’s, cookbooks and Lily’s) and clean the shelves as well.
♥ Sort Lily’s clothes – Lily has just started moving in to size 2 clothes so I sorted her clothes out to put the size 1 in to storage (or give to my niece) but now we are starting to change seasons (or at least never really had a summer) so I need to put away her summer clothes. I also need to check what she will need as the weather gets colder, I think she’ll need some new tights and maybe a jacket.
♥ Better storage for Lily’s toys?? – I’m not sure what to do here. Lily has her kitchen and all of her assorted food and tea set upstairs in the computer room. At the moment we have a small tub that holds her tea set and her chopping board, the Ikea food goes in the soft baskets it came in and any other toys go in a small plastic container. It works when everything is all nicely put away but all of the different containers make it seem quite messy. I would like to find a way to make it more cohesive and perhaps even a little easier for Lily to play with a put away.
So, that’s my tasks for the month. I am hoping to get it all done as I have the whole month (or at least what’s left of it) to do it but I’m not going to set my expectations too high. I’ll do what I can.