The area I tackled for March’s Cleaning Challenge was the side entryway . It has simple coat hooks, because the men in my life have no idea what a hanger is, and storage above and below the seating bench. This area gets cluttered easily because of it’s size everyone uses it as their dumping spot. The normal things are coats, hats, dog leash and my purse but for some reason over the winter it accumulated antifreeze, a tool for the bobcat, a store return, recyclables, and lots of heavy winter coats. I figured spring was finally upon us so I could put the winter coats away and brought out a few light weight jackets, the umbrellas, and of course the spurs.
I have no idea how so many thing can get dropped in this spot. I used to be a stickler and make everyone take care of things right aways, but with age I let more things go, you know…don’t sweat the small stuff. I have plenty of visitors and no one seems to mind if they can’t find a place to sit down and take off their shoes. I know a house can’t look like a magazine all the time but this spot was definitely in need of a good weeding out and taking care of.
Can you believe all that stuff? It sure was a relief to get it under control again and I bet the kids and hubby don’t even notice they will just throw more stuff in the empty space. We keep our motorcycle helmets in the above cabinets and my tools that I hide are in the lower cabinets. I have to have a secret hiding spot or when I go to get something it is gone, and I hate not having my tools right where I can find them. Do you have a secret spot for your tools too?
So one more area conquered. I think I will work on my pantry for next months cleaning challenge. That area will take a while someone used the cram method for organization and I hate to even look in there. I have such a large food supply on hand it will be good to see what all there is and use it up before buying more. How’s your spring cleaning going?