Several weeks ago, I mentioned you could skip the decluttering of your medicines and that we would get to it later. Friends, later has arrived!
I want you to locate all the medicines in your home and get rid of anything that is expired! Check your pain relievers and allergy medicines and make sure you are stocked and ready. Nothing would be worse than to have an allergic reaction to a bee sting and realize your allergy medicine expired three years ago!
For us, we keep most of our medications in our Master linen closet. I use little storage drawers and sort them by type of medicine. They are located up high and out of the reach of little hands.
You may not have any children at home and decide to keep your morning meds in a cabinet next to your coffee maker. The location is not important. We just want to be prepared and decluttered!
This should be an easy week. Enjoy some summer time or go back and tweak a zone we have already covered. Organizing is a process. Not a one-size-fits-all. You may decide something you did earlier in the year is no longer working for you. That’s ok. You should have some extra time this week to make some adjustments.
It’s time to assess our cleaning supplies! At my house we have a closet dedicated to all things cleaning such as the cleaning supplies, broom, and vacuum cleaner. You may simply have an area under your kitchen sink for your supplies. It doesn’t matter where your supplies are located. Let’s take this week to really assess what we need to keep versus what is simply more clutter.
If you have several bottles of glass cleaner, you can keep all of them as long as you will use them. One thing I like to do is keep a bottle of toilet cleaner in each bathroom. You can do the same thing with glass cleaner. Most people are more likely to wipe a splatter off a mirror if their supplies are at their fingertips.
Make a list of any items you need to purchase that will make cleaning easier and more appealing. You may want one item of each type in a caddy that you carry around the house or you may want to splurge on an extra set of cleaning supplies for each bathroom. The choice is yours!
Spend this week assessing your needs and likes, and begin to put cleaning your home on autopilot! Make cleaning a breeze!
Until next week…
There are typically no two homes that are exactly the same. I may have some closet space you don’t have. You may have a storage shed I don’t have. This is the week to go ahead and tackle any storage space we’ve missed so far in this series.
If you can’t think of a single storage area that you’ve missed, that’s ok. Take some time and look at all you have accomplished in just 21 short weeks. You may need to go back and tweak some areas. We’ve hit the main areas of the home so you should be feeling great about having any pop-in company.
You may even be thinking what could possibly be left for the rest of the year? Oh, there are plenty of little things we can do. How are those photographs? What about your music? Are your computer files nice and tidy and easy to find?
If you are getting your home ready to sell next year, you may even feel like you could do it now. That’s ok, too! But for those of you who want to dive in a little deeper, continue with our little missions and see how much better you feel at the end of the year!