Last Wednesday I spent the majority of the day cleaning out the closet in our master and catching up on the laundry. For me these are VERY big deals seeing as how our clean laundry usually spends a good deal of its life in baskets or on a couch. The closet is um, well, yeah it’s my dark, dirty little secret. Whenever we are having people over (I can't believe that I'm admitting it LOL) anything that is hanging out in piles elsewhere - bills on the island, random papers, clothes to be mended, items to be returned, you get the picture...stuff that doesn't have a "home" gets thrown in there and is off limits to even the best of friends.
I actually cleaned out my closet bills, clothes and all. I have two bags to donate full of anything smaller than a size 10 because if it hasn't fit me in the last three years, it probably won't in the next three.
After cleaning out the closet, putting the rest of the laundry away didn't seem as daunting so for the first time in, ehem, well a long time the laundry baskets only hold dirty clothes. I am also going to do one load of laundry a day so it doesn't pile up and then on days that I have to do diapers, (we use cloth) bedding, towels, etc. I'm sure I'll get to do two loads but it seems more manageable this way. I've done it for four days in a row now and I'm telling you just so you’ll hold me accountable, hopefully I haven't bored you to pieces.
I do have a question for anyone still with me: What do you do with your mail when it comes in and what do you do with bills after they have been paid? We have a file but I have a hard time getting stuff into it, any advice? I come from a long line of hoarders, pilers and stuff keepers and I need to know what normal people do with this stuff!