Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spring Cleaning

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I finally found out how to clean my garage. I’ve been trying to clean it for years by grabbing a large garbage bag and a garbage can and sifting through the pile of boxes looking for things to throw away or give away. But I never seemed to be able to make a dent.

My son-in-law said, “It’s time to clean out your garage.” I said, “Yeah, I’ll just change my clothes and meet you out there.” By the time I got to the garage, he had taken everything out – and I mean EVERYTHING! We vacuumed the floor, washed the cupboards then started bringing things in that I actually wanted. The rest was sorted into four piles: throw away, give away, come and get it (for my kids to go through to see if they wanted it), and garage sale (which ended up at Deseret Industries because I just didn’t want to go to all the work of a garage sale)

There is a huge difference between trying to sort through stuff to find things you don’t want, and only putting what you do want back in. All of a sudden I had a clean garage. And I was forced to complete the task in a reasonable length of time because all my junk was piled in the driveway and I couldn’t put my car in until the pile was gone. Genius!

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