Pages Navigation Menu

Spring Cleaning 2 Week Challenge – Day 4

Wow! Yesterday was a very productive day for me. I was able to clean the hutch and rearrange the dishes to the cabinet above the dishwasher.  I’m aiming to have the things that I use and wash daily near the dishwasher.  I know it might seem like this is the wrong time to move everything around but I think the next 4 weeks in my house will be enjoyable with everything in one spot: clean and organized!  Plus it will help the movers pack everything up easily; well I hope. :) I’ll definitely be showing you all the progress I made this week on Saturday morning.

Ready for today’s challenge?

Today’s challenge is to sort through and organize kitchen linens, towels, and dish cloths.

Today’s Objective

  • Start your spring cleaning at the time you planned on completing today’s challenge.
  • Set your kitchen timer to the amount of time you want to spend cleaning and organizing.
  • Clear off one counter or kitchen island so there is nothing on it. 
  • Take everything out of the cabinet(s) and place them on to your cleared off surface.  Check other areas (besides the kitchen) of your home to see if kitchen linens are living somewhere else.
  • Wipe down the shelving and cabinet door with cleaner.
  • Sort through each item and determine if it should go in the trash, garage sale box or to another location.
  • Keep like items with like items. As you come along each item that doesn’t belong in this cabinet place that item where you want it to live. Resist cleaning or organizing that area for now, we’ll get to it later!
  • Make a miscellaneous cabinet. Place all items you are not sure where to put them in this cabinet.  We will tackle that cabinet next week!
  • Let your space determine how much you can have in one area.
  • Aim to purge at least 5 items either to the trash or garage sale box. 
  • If there is something you notice you need, add it to the list we started on Monday. 
Today’s Tip
  • Designate a convenient and purposeful location for your kitchen linens to live. There might be multiple places you keep table linens, towels, and dish cloths.  I know I do.  My towels and dish cloths live under the sink (now), place mats and table cloths live in a small coffee cart in my dining room, and my cloth napkins spend their time hanging out next to the flatware.

Whether you are cleaning the kitchen or other areas of the house, how is your spring cleaning going?  Share in the comments! 

Spring cleaning 2 Week Challenge Previous Posts

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...