This week was supposed to be Spring Cleaning Planning Week, a little trick that worked like a charm. There's nothing like saying, "the idea isn't to do something" to feel like doing it. So I resist my resistance to action by forbidding the action, and then use the momentum of the action started to keep going. Pretty clever, huh?
I found a good place to get started was the supply cabinet under the sink, which would give me the chance to take stock of the supplies I have on hand while making tracks on this year's big Spring Cleaning Kitchen Chore, cleaning and organizing the kitchen cabinets. It was also a good place to start in that it was relatively easy; last fall, we had a leaky faucet that necessitated clearing everything out of the cabinet, thus learning the hard way what unhappy business it is to wait until an emergency to get things organized.
Having gotten rid of 10 year old flea spray and other such relics in the fall, clearing out the stuff was pretty painless this time around. I'd already washed all the rags and cleaning cloths the week before, so that didn't need to be done, either. All told, it took me 48 minutes to clear everything out, wash and dry the liner I'd put in after the leak fiasco, wash the trash can inside out, wipe everything down and put everything back.