Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The January Clean Bug

Like a lot of people around this time of year I get the clean bug and I want to take care of all those messy corners in my home.
Usually, as the fall comes on, I go through all my kids' drawers and take out the summer clothes and put them away.  With the business of Novemberfest and then Christmas, I just hadn't gotten around to it.  So I tackled it the other day.  On top of summer and winter clothes being in the same drawers, none of my kids have gotten the hang of the art of folding.  
To put it shortly, all 9 drawers were a wreck.
I threw all the offending clothes in a pile on the laundry room floor and did several loads of over the next few hours.

I felt much better after that was all taken care of.

Also, I reclaimed the breadbox.
Somehow, our breadbox has become the catcher of all things little and useless.
Things like fast food meal toys, party favors and so on have ended up being thrown in there to hide them from the kiddos since I didn't want them adding to the clutter in their rooms.  The theory was if they didn't ask for it within the few days after it had been "put away", it was forgotten and bound for the trash.  I guess I got a little behind on throwing the forgottens away.  A week or two ago Andy made a comment about there not being room in the breadbox for the bread.  That spurred my cleaning session.

I'm a nerd and was curious about some numbers.  I divided the items into categories.

Here are my biggest piles...

                       14 bouncy balls...
 10 bottles of bubbles...

8 containers of putty or playdough...

 and 10 plastic rings.

Also, I've been collecting stray socks in a bag in the laundry room for a couple of years now.  I figured it was about time to go through and find some matches :)

Like the geek that I am, I counted how many socks were in the bag and then how many matches I made.  I wrote down the numbers and then promptly lost the paper...of course.
From my memory, I had right around 100 socks and I made approximately 40 matches.  
Pretty good right?

I know this is all very interesting to everyone :)  I just thought it would be fun to record.