I hate spring cleaning, but I like when the work is done! This year I planned and made a two page list, to start in the living room and work my way south. My living room is relatively easy -- a one day job, because there's not a lot of clutter in there. Problem is, I tend to get a room or two finished and then life gets in the way and I spend the rest of the year trying to get every other room hit and miss! So, revised my strategy and decided to start at the south end of the house and work north! The clutter room is the southernmost end of the house -- it includes my sewing room, the back door/mud room/ the pantry and microwave and entrance to the kitchen and the small bath on the main floor. It's a multipurpose room, obviously. So, today I started -- with the sewing room end and these shelves are built in next to the fireplace back. The other side of this wall is the kitchen dining area. Here's what the shelves looked like before I started.
I started a bit after 11 this morning and finished about 3:30 this afternoon! I did one shelf at a time starting at the top, but also had to vacuum the beams and walls and floors and wipe out each shelf before I sorted through the junk and put things back. Also did the baseboards, washed the floor, moved the dresser out and cleaned behind it and under it, and finally sealed the grout in the tile in that area. And this is what it looked like afterwards! And boy, do I have a long way to go! The plan is to only work one day a week at it -- doing only one day's work at a time. I may work two days a week if I feel like it -- but really, that cuts into my quilting time!
Next time I'll work on the other half of the sewing area -- the sewing machine side!