Sunday, June 3, 2012

Overwhelmed!

Hi Everyone!

Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed….do you get that feeling?

I think we try to fit so much into our lives and every now and then we get a wake up call….in our house it has been sickness that made the call this time.

When you get sick you only do the bare minimum of housework, you drag yourself to work and school…and that is about all that happens. Then when you start feeling better and you notice the dirt on the floor, the mountains of washing and all the jobs that you have let go….and your sewing mojo comes back too! So what do you do?

I found some great organising tips on Pinterest and some links to great free printables to help me along the way!

So this month I am following the Clean and Organised calendar that you can get here at Clean Mama! So far so good!

I am also trying to be more organised with my blogging so that I can post more regularly. I found this great weekly calendar for blogging here at Living Locurto.

This week I set myself a cleaning goal – to clean out the pantry. And you know the week ticked by until it was the last day….so I rolled up my sleeves and got the job done!

Beware! Before photos!

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It is amazing how much stuff gets dumped in the pantry!

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So I took everything out, washed all the shelves off and put the shelf mats through the washer and dryer. And I threw out 3 big garbage bags of empty glass jars, old papers and out of date items. Don’t worry the geese and chooks got a feed too!

Then I put the good stuff back!

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Look, you can see gaps!

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Wow! What a difference…there are even empty trays! I am so glad that job is done!

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Since starting my new cleaning and blogging schedules I feel more calm and in control. And that has to be a good thing!

And I even got some sewing done too! More on that next time!

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8 comments:

Susan said...

Great job! It looks so clean and organized. It bet it makes you so happy to walk by it evertime. Now you just need to keep it this way!!

Susan said...

Great job! It looks so clean and organized. It bet it makes you so happy to walk by it evertime. Now you just need to keep it this way!!

Oops-Lah said...

Yes, I think we all know how overwhelming housework and all it entails can be. Good for you to follow a plan. I did too for a long time (http://flylady.net/) and it really helped to stay on track. You've done well with your pantry!

SameliasMum said...

I have pantry envy :)

Janet said...

I manage housework by putting it off, not the greatest plan I admit. I think your pantry looks terrific. I'm going to check out the links, thanks for sharing them.

Christine said...

Love your pantry, job well done and I know how you feel.

Long weekend of sewing coming up....

prsd4tim2 said...

It feels so good to get those jobs done, doesn't it? I need to get to some of those myself.

Elyte said...

Well done Jess, don't lose the momentum, keep going.