Who said Spring cleaning needs to wait for Spring? This morning I was trying to tidy up my bedroom. I was just planning on changing sheets and picking clothes off the floor and such. I’ve been pestering Knut to put up curtain rods in there and I figured the room might as well look clean when they got up.
It kinda all snowballed from there because I haven’t put all of my maternity clothes away yet, but I have brought out some of my “regular” clothes and both sets of clothes do not fit in the dresser and closet, so I gutted the dresser, reorganized, and put away regular clothes, and then put away all of the maternity clothes that I have been washing and stashing in a corner of the room until I got to it. But when I put away all of the maternity clothes from the corner and dresser, I realized there were some maternity things hanging in the closet too, and I might as well put everything away at the same time.
Well, then I realized the closet was a mess. It’s long and narrow and you know what happens to odd storage spaces after a few months. So I gutted that too, and discovered there was actually a floor and shelves in there. Not only that but I found a few bags of clothes for me that a family at church gave to me that their teenage daughter didn’t want. I was about 6 months pregnant with Solveig at the time they gave the bags to me so I couldn’t try them on. I had just stashed the bags in my closet to go through later.
So I figured there was no time like the present, so I went through the bags and tried a bunch on. I got a beautiful wool Norwegian sweater in there, some cute dresses that fit like a glove, some shirts, some super soft and cute sweatshirts. All in all, it was a good shopping trip in my closet. There is no shame in hand-me-downs…even as an adult. In fact, it’s one of the coolest ways to get clothes that I’m aware of. Well, I had to make room for all these fun “new” clothes so then I started going through my regular clothes and pulling things I haven’t worn in years to send to Goodwill.
So now that the closet is clean, the dresser is clean, I should actually clean the rest of the room like I was supposed to this morning. However, Solveig just woke up from her morning nap, and the older kids need some direction for their lessons, so it may not actually get done this morning as I had hoped. As off track as it got me for the day, I love the feeling of “Spring” cleaning!