Dream of Clean Challenge Week Five
Welcome to the Home Organizational Tips Ezine from Your-Printable-Planner.
Looking for some help to get organized? We are in the Bedroom for the second time. Ready? Let's Go!
You can also find this page on my website here: Dream of Clean - Bedroom Month 2, Week 1.
The E-zine has:
- The Place to Get Organized - Tackling the Bedroom
- The DOC Weekly Challenge
- What's New? - new products, pages, or printable sheets for you to add to your own printable planner.
Working in the Bedroom
Dream of Clean? You are at Month 2, Week 1 (or Week 5) - Spend some time in freeing up space in your bedroom.
Follow the DOC Home Management Method:
First you will need to declutter - Last time in the bedroom, we went through the clothes drawer. This time, we're also decluttering, but in a different space. Just try for 5 mins a day. Then on to Organizing: There's some other places in your bedroom, that need to be organized and arranged. Read more below.
Thirdly - you can Clean! You might need to start with some deep cleaning first - but the list of jobs below are tasks that can be done in 5 mins!
DOC Weekly Challenge
Dream of Clean - Month 2 - Week 1 in the Bedroom
Kid's Toys, Bookshelves and Desk Tops
Sort through the kids toys! Any really worn items that your children don't use anymore can be recylced, given away or, as a last resort, thrown out. Broken pencil crayons, toys missing eyes and feed, threadbare teddies - these are done. Get rid of them. (OK- if there is a huge sentimental tie to one of the items by a child - keep it for memories' sake - but beware you don't do that with everything that holds a memory!)
Now that you've sorted through and tossed a lot of kid's toys - you can re-organize them. Group the same toys together. Buy some boxes to keep them stored neatly. There is a huge range of organizational boxes and bedroom storage ideas you will love to choose from to keep your kid's toys neat. Find something that suits your space and meets your needs. Reorganize them in an attractive way, but also according to their purpose. If the box isn't opened over the course of the next year, you know you can pass it on next year to someone else.
Check out the closet storage organizers - this is one way to get things out of the way.
Also spend time checking and rearranging a bookshelf or desk in your room. Neaten and arrange the items that sit on top of it and make it a feature, rather than a dumping ground.
This week, concentrate on dusting. If you've spent time cleaning out toys and neatening up the bookshelves or desk tops, it's time to dust it all down. Wipe a slightly damp, warm cloth over electronics, surfaces, window sills, and baseboard edges. This will only take you five minutes once you get the hang of it. Go around the room instead of going back and forth. Make this a weekly job - or a weekly chore for one of your children.
The second cleaning job is to dust or wash your curtains. To dust blinds take a damp cloth and run them over each individual blind. If you need to do a deep clean, consider getting them professionally cleaned or lay them in a bathtub of hot water and vinegar and let them soak, then give them a quick shower or a spray down afterwards and lightly dry them with a soft towel. More on venetian blind cleaning.
Be careful washing your curtains and take note of the washing instructions. I washed one set and they shrunk! So, either see to having them professionally cleaned or check out the instructions carefully.
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To help you with this Week's challenge check out Organized A-Z website where you will find great products for storage in all rooms of the house. You might find these suitable in your bedroom.
Want to get organized? For me - I love to add my details, and my 'to-do' list right into a planner. If you like a pen and paper planner, you'll love using this 2012-2013 Complete Household Planner.
Add the list of what you want to achieve in your bedroom to your household notebook.
Until next week....