Note: As I sit here writing this, I am enjoying the first “fall” evening, sitting on my porch in shorts and a sweatshirt drinking a nice cold glass of Coconut Tequila and Seltzer….Which I 100% earned, being that I completely torn my house apart today…
- 5 trash bags
- 2 full bags for donation
- 2 full bags for friends
- 4 swifter clothes
- Countless Paper Towels
- And a bottle of All-Purpose Method Cleaner
It was a full day to say the least.
Started out the day with a visit from my Auntie (N), now folks, she isn’t just my aunt (mothers sister) but she is without a doubt one of my favorite people on this earth… Because of our close nature, I consider her more of a Big Sister than Aunt. She is the Loreali to my Rory, the Nutella to my Fluff, the Bert to my Ernie and the Thelma to my Louise.
The best part is, she lives only 45 minutes away! The worst part is our lives are too F*&King busy to ever see each other. So when the opportunity for her to come visit me for the morning presented itself, we jumped at the chance…
We cuddled with kitten, sipped our coffee and caught up in person (while she knit) on the porch and enjoyed the FANTASTIC Fall morning!
After her departure and then another hour spent on the porch, watching my man friend do yard work… (Man Shit)… I decided I should take this gift of a day off and put it to good use… So. I Cleaned… What started out as a routine Saturday cleaning, turned into an all out, all day house clean, purge and organize. Seriously, my house is so freaking clean right now its ridiculous… Too bad it won’t last more than the night. (Cats are like toddlers)…
FALL IS MY FAVORITE
After giving the house a good clean, I methodically (get it) cleaned every surface of the kitchen, threw out 85% of the fridge and freezer contents.. Then cleaned the fridge… Again with my new best friend Method Cleaner. <== No this isn’t an ad… I just am obsessed with it.
Side Bar: Method Products have become my obsession because they have no harsh chemicals in them and are safe for use around curious kittens… I use their hand soap, dish soap, cleaning products and detergent!!
After the kitchen, I moved the party upstairs to my Office / Girl Room / Closet… I swapped out my Summer and Fall wardrobes (ALL THE SWEATERS AND BOOTS!!!!!) And then proceeded to toss into a pile all the things i haven’t worn in a year…
Each season I go through my clothing pretty ruthlessly…. Especially since i continue to buy more (oops).
If I keep an item the previous year thinking ill wear it, and I haven’t… Its gone…
I’ve done this religiously for the past couple years and have gotten better and more ruthless each year.
My sweet neighbor in particular LOVES this, because she reaps the benefits!
After going through my closet, organizing my shoes, purging of shoes i never wear or are in need of retirement, I moved onto cleaning and organizing my bags… The amount of shit I find in my purses is insane…
- 6 Lara Bars
- 4 Packs of Almonds
- $2 in Change
- Parking Ticket
- 3 Lip Sticks
- 1 Lip Pencil
- Hand Cream
- Outlet chargers for phone house and car
- Pepper Spray
- Old Business Cards
And the list could go on….
From there I finished picking up my office… Then tackled my jewelry… Pretty sure chokers are in again right??? Oh 2002, How I miss you! #TiffanyForLife
Moving On, Now for the Bedroom!.
Starting out thinking I was just going to go through my drawers turned into another FULL bag of clothes for donation… And organizing and going through ALL of my man friends shirts and socks.
- I threw away more socks with holes in them, than I care to mention…. I promise… He won’t miss them
I also went through my own sock drawer and when I sifted through all the pantyhose card board and tags from bras, I found out I have a TON of socks!!!!
I AM THE SOCK MONSTER!
I organized his T-Shirts (by sports team of course) and removed shirts that he no longer wears, but put them into storage for fear the hold SOME unforeseen sentimental value…
I then cleaned out his closet… Organized the sheets, organized my sweatshirts and threw away pillows we haven’t used in a year… Seriously, why was I holding onto them???
I swifter’d under the bed… just for good measure… I then made a 3rd cat from all the hair and dust bunnies…. Her name is Dusty.
For my final trick, I organized the coat closet, hung up snow suits and got rid of 2 of my 10 coats, because I NEVER wore them last year… Which means I won’t wear them this year…
I properly hung my scarves, made sure all my custom Pam Grushkin Knits items were all nice and neat for the upcoming winter and that the mans snow removal snow Armour was properly hung up.
Never in my entire life have I felt more relaxed, zen, satisfied and exhausted. This was seriously the BEST. DAY. EVER!
Zen & Kitten Cuddles…. BEST DAY EVER.