I‘m sitting down tonight for the first time all day. After I write this post, I’m going to tackle Mt. Laundry, and then pack for an overnight trip to Portland. Just today, we decided it would be fun to start our spring break with a little overnight trip to Ikea and the children’s museum.
It’s been a tiring month, but a really good one. Project Simplify has made my March fly by, which is actually a good thing for this southerner trapped by mountains and random snowfalls. For me, March normally means saltwater wind from the Mediterranean or fields of Texas bluebonnets. This year, it’s…. snow.
Having a weekly challenge that both makes me physically move about my cabin, and then make said cabin more live-able has been a good way to welcome in the spring.
I hope you feel the same. And I hope you’re ready for this week’s challenge—it’s the last!
Choose your own adventure
Perhaps you want to finish one of the hotspots from the earlier challenges that you didn’t get to finish. Or maybe you have a completely new idea to tackle.
To get you brainstorming, here are some ideas.
- Your DVD (and other media) collection
- The laundry room/area
- Your own wardrobe
- Gardening tools, shed, or other lawn care supplies
- Go big—tackle the garage
- Books and magazines
- The craft or homeschool area
- Your home office
- Photo collections (digital or print)
- Your computer files
- Under the bathroom counters
- The linen closet
- Backyard toys
- Outdoor and camping gear
…I could go on, but you get the idea. There’s plenty you could do. And I’d love to hear what you end up tackling.
My focus will be on making our move go as smoothly as possible, since it’s just a few weeks away. I’m going to cull my wardrobe, get ready to store a few winter items (though I’m still donning my wool coat and scarves), hoping that will force spring to come already.
I’d also like to tackle my bookshelves, and gather the ever-growing collection of duplicate books I’ve been sent to review (so that perhaps I can pass them on to one of you?).
Ten participants from this last hotspot will get a signed copy of my first book, Organized Simplicity. This book is the impetus for this entire month of spring cleaning, now an annual thing. And I’d be so honored if it finds a home on your bookshelf.
I know you may already have a copy—and for that, I’m grateful. If you do? Go ahead and gift this next copy to a friend you think might enjoy it. Share your own experience as you pass it on, and perhaps he or she might find some hope inside the covers. Or you could even see if your local library would want a copy.
I truly love giving this book. And ten of you will either get to read my book for the first time, or pass it on to someone you love!
What hotspot will you be tackling this week, as a grand finale to Project Simplify 2012?