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    jgenie is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Default 2023 Cleaning / organizing thread

    I’m mapping out my organizing goals for next year. Anyone else want to play?

    52 projects in 52 weeks
    1. Library - counters, shelves, cabinets, toys
    2. Mudroom - drawers, hooks, cabinets, closet bins, hanging clothes
    DONE 3. Playroom closet - right shelves, left shelves, top shelves 4/22/23
    4. Playroom cabinets - right, left, drawers, bottom
    5. Dining room - china cabinet
    DONE 6. Living room - donations 3/6/23
    DONE 7. Guest room - dressers, small closet 3/4/23
    8. Guest room large closet - right side, left side, shelves
    9. Guest room large closet - bins, cedar chest
    10. DS1 room - closet, dressers, book case
    11. DS2 room - closet, dressers, book case
    12. Office - bookcases
    13. Office - closet
    DONE 14. Master - dressers 3/5
    15. Master closet
    16. Master bath
    17. Guest bath
    18. DC bath
    DONE - 19. Kitchen - Food pantry 2/3
    DONE - 20. Kitchen - Drawers 2/1
    DONE - 21. Kitchen - cabinets - 1/29
    22. Basement - pantry
    DONE 23. Basement - small storage 3/6/23
    24. Basement - large storage middle
    25. Basement - large storage right
    26. Basement - large storage left
    27. Basement - kitchen
    28. Shed - shelves
    29. Garage
    30. Digital files
    DONE - 31. Laundry room - 1/6
    32. Taxes
    33. FSA
    34. Contacts / glasses reimbursement
    35. Photography course
    36. DC physical photos
    37. My physical photos
    38. Hallway linen closet
    39. Hallway large closet - left
    DONE - 40. Hallway large closet - right 2/6
    41. Hallway large closet - center
    42. Shed - floor
    43. Outside - cabinets
    44. Admin week - insurance quotes, going to get to it items - digital frames, outside camera,
    45. Office - desk
    46. Organize “If I were abducted by aliens” files
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    bisous is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Maybe not what you're looking for but I'm planning on joining in with A Bowl Full of Lemons Whole House Organization Challenge in January. Here's a link:

    https://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/20...lenge-kit.html

    They have a FB group that is searchable associated with the challenge. I've done it before but not since 2020. My house is REALLY unorganized right now since my ankle injury. I'm not sure that my health/stress level will allow earlier cleaning attempts but starting in January I'm going gangbusters!

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    jgenie is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Thanks Bisous! Iíve done that one with success the last few years! Iíll participate again this year. I find myself with tons to do and lacking a plan on getting it done. Iím hoping by listing it I can just consult the list when I have free time and with the list wonít have to decide what needs doing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgenie View Post
    Thanks Bisous! I’ve done that one with success the last few years! I’ll participate again this year. I find myself with tons to do and lacking a plan on getting it done. I’m hoping by listing it I can just consult the list when I have free time and with the list won’t have to decide what needs doing.


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    That's a good idea! I noticed your list has some tasks that might not be contained in the big purge as well, such as digital files, and those are important!

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    I love this idea - a project a week. Iíll join. My house is a disaster. The last couple years Iíve been very busy with work and used my breaks to just rest. Usually I get some organizing done on breaks as Iím too busy during the school year.

    Iíll make up a list and post it .


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    Default 2023 Cleaning / organizing thread

    So my list so far, and Iíll come back and add more as I go. Iíll try to get multi-day projects done on my breaks from work. Or I could choose one project and chip away at it over a few weekends.

    1. Clean out pantry

    2. Garage - this will be a huge project

    3. Garden shed - as things in the garage need to go into the garden shed

    4. Finish painting windows - I did some touch up paint over the summer but didnít get it all done

    5. Wash windows outside

    6. Cut back honeysuckle and kill roots - another project I only got half done and itís grown back

    7. Wash outdoor couch cushion covers and clean back yard area

    8. Spray paint plant stands - couple summers ago I spray painted the metal outdoor furniture, except for 4 plant stands and it drives me nuts to see them not completed

    9. Plant new pots on front porch and back steps

    10. My closet

    11. My dresser

    12. My bedside table

    13. Office closet

    14. Kitchen cabinets and drawers

    15. Weed garden

    16. Finish submitting health FSA for 2022

    17. Digital files - personal

    18. 2022 taxes

    19. Digital files - work

    20. Digital photos and print photos

    21. Laundry room

    22. Hall closets

    23. Electrician to replace outdoor lights

    24. Get furnace/AC checked

    25. Upholster cleaner out to do couch and blinds

    26. Revise will and trust

    27. Filing cabinet purge

    28. Replants some areas of the garden, the succulent fountain etc

    29. Seal shower floor







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    I'll play! I've done a lot this past week/last weekend - I wanted to really get the common areas looking better before we got a tree/ decorated for Xmas. Now of course the decorating is 75% done so there's that mess but at least it's not on top of where we were clutter wise last month. And the back of my car is full of stuff to drop off.

    I don't have a full list yet but this is a good exercise:

    - finish 2022 expense tracking/do taxes
    - My office: old letters, etc.
    - My office: papers to keep
    - My office: non paper supplies
    - storage shed
    - outdoor toy box
    - DD's closet
    - Garage: "Give away"/what is this thing/where is that missing piece section
    - Garage: kids stuff in the back of garage
    - Kitchen: foot pantry
    - Kitchen: baking pans, etc.
    - Laundry room: rags/extra towels
    - clear out old games (Osmo anyone?) under TV console
    - print and hang photos on the wall
    - desk for ds
    - clean up digital music, get back to burning CDs (we have a lot that can't be found on streaming services)

    Bigger projects
    - redo kids closets/rooms: maybe putting in Elfa
    - redo our bedroom we've talked about it for years but always have trouble getting started.
    - declutter reorganize the rest of the garage (but that requires DH participation)
    - do something about our kitchen pantry
    ~ Dawn
    Our little monkey (4/2011) & his early holiday present 12/12

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    Laundry room - done
    Attempting office nextÖ.

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    jgenie is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Skipped my office - finished my kitchen cabinets - kitchen drawers and pantries nextÖ..

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    1/2 the office is done and I have a plan for the other half.
    I went through stuff in the basement. We have big shelving systems...and they were full and stuff was piled in front of them. I purged stuff and now everything fits back on the shelves.
    I shoved random crap into a bin under our bed like 2 years ago. That bin of random crap has been dealt with.

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