Saturday, January 3, 2015

52 Weeks to a Clean House: Week 1 - Putting Christmas Away

Packing Up Christmas Decorations

A fellow blogger recently suggested that I could blog about "52 Weeks to a Clean House," and do a post each week. She even had some great ideas for humorous posts. The more I thought about her suggestion, the more I liked it. After all, having some accountability (this blog) along the way might give me the motivation I need to actually achieve order in my home this calendar year.  I started an organizing project a couple of years ago, but was de-railed by medical challenges (cancer and a broken ankle). But I am healthy and the house is still a mess, so it seems like  a great time try again. Of course, you know from my profile that I am always looking for other things to do BESIDES clean the house, so never fear--I am certain this will not become a how-to for housework.

This first week of January is a short week (only 3 days). I spent part of New Year's day planning my goals for the upcoming year. Yesterday, I hauled boxes in from the garage and started taking down Christmas decorations.  My project for this first week of January is to finish putting Christmas away, and make a plan for what I will accomplish next week. Guess I had better get started...those boxes are not going to find their way out to the garage by themselves!

Ornaments and Storage Boxes

Happy 2015!


  1. Yay, you did it! Good for you. I look forward to following your progress all year. :)

  2. Thanks! I am off to a running start. Hopefully I can maintain momentum as the year goes on. I appreciate you following my progress :)