So spring is finally starting to show her shy little head around here, so it must be time for Spring Cleaning! Randi started the trend with her Get Real Monday post, but how could I not join in on communal cleaning? LOL For those of you who don't know me very well, when I get irritated or upset, I clean. Like a mad-woman…. Not every time, which would explain the current state of things, but I find it comforting. I'm one of those "Everything has it's place," kind of people that goes nuts if I'm living in too much clutter. And, truth be told, I've been living in too much clutter lately! So, I knew I had to jump on this bandwagon!
My biggest trouble spots right now are my pantry, my floors and my craft room. The craft room isn't terrible, but ever since I cleared most of the clutter out, there's been that last little bit of it, I can't seem to decide what to do with. Do you know what I'm talking about? That last little tiny bit of schmutz that you don't want to necessarily throw out, but you don't really know where it should go permanently, either.
My floors are a constant battle of dog hair and tracked-in mud this time of year. It's been fairly nice in Chicago lately, but wet spring here isn't much of a surprise. So, dirt and tumbleweeds of dog hair cover my kitchen floor (wow, that's embarrassing!) But we just got a new vacuum (Oreck baby! It rocks!) and it's been great for keeping the carpet clean, I just need to get in the habit of running it over my tile as well.
And, the pièce de résistance is my pantry. Right now, it's filled with snacks, cereal and dinner options; but lunch is another matter. I've been terrible about eating a good lunch, because I've been so lazy about clearing my pantry out. I've been eating breakfast more lately (which is significant for me because I'm really not a morning person, and have always preferred coffee,) and I've been making an effort to make better dinners… Good consistent lunches seem to elude me though, and I want to rectify that. (Ok, so I'm not brave enough to post before photos, but at least I'm finally brave enough to tackle it!)