The picture doesn't do this justice but there is a thick layer of dust all over everything. I saw right away that this project is going to cause me to break several of my own housekeeping rules...one of them being, if you can't see it don't bother dusting it.
My Aunt Judy taught me once that every room or area needs a little splash of yellow to bring joy to the space...thus the bananas.
First I cleared all the shelves...I forgot I had half those cleaning supplies. I'm pretty sure that Murphy's Soap is yours mom. Next I vacuumed all the shelves and then wiped them down. I returned ONLY laundry and cleaning items to the shelves. With everything left I made my 3 piles...DI, Garbage, Needs a New Home. I had the hardest time with the socks. I have socks that I haven't been able to part with for years because I'm just sure their match will surface someday, somewhere. But, I powered through and chucked all socks that I haven't seen mates to in the last 2 months--that was a lot of socks!
D likes to think of an ideal homemaker as a diamond...just as each diamond is cut a little differently, so is each homemaker. D lists 20 Facets (one of the flat, polished surfaces cut upon a gemstone; an aspect of a person) to becoming an IH (ideal homemaker). #1 says an IH is lovely to look at and lovely to be around--she has a wholesome attitude and a pleasing appearance.
Well, I am still in my PJ's (it's a holiday, I'm entitled) and only 2 of my kids are home so my wholesome attitude is still intact, my hair is somewhat still curled from yesterday and I'm wearing a little lip gloss so all in all I'd say I'm one day closer to being the IH!
Tune in Monday for phase 2 of the laundry room...if you check out that space-age 80's light in the picture it will give you a clue for my next project!
PS-Yes, I am well aware it is no longer Autumn...Autumn is my favorite season so I leave those blocks up all year long :)