Tuesday, September 25, 2012

20 Days 2 Clean Tips

Thank you, Anne of Domesblissity , for the inspiration to organize and clean!
Anne is giving credit to Katrina at The Organised Housewife ! Thank you, Katrina!
Katrina has thrown down the challenge...

...And WOW, can Katrina throw down a challenge!
She gives lots of direction on what to do each day and even gives you weekends free!
I've been somewhat lazy in the photo taking department, but wanted to give a couple of tips of my own.

1.  Take 'give aways' to Good Will 1 box at a time. 

As each room has been cleaned, there has been a bag or box of items for Good Will Donation.  It is so much easier to take one box per day.  (I usually wait until my car looks like it is owned by a messy homeless person before going to Good Will.  Then unloading is one monster of a hassle.)

2.  Check out PaperBackSwap.com

If you have lots of books, this is a fun way to give *and get* books.  Any titles that you don't think you'll read again soon, post them on the website.  For each book you send, you get credit to recieve a book!  It's a nice way to keep your bookshelf tidy but still read lots of books!

I'd love to hear how you keep your home tidy!

Happy organizing!  ;-)  -Marci


  1. Hey Marci, thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so intrigued you live in a stone cottage. I just love stone houses. Would you believe I bought 4 books on how to build a stone house. It hasn't happened yet, but I can dream. Gonna have a look around your blog and hope I get a glimpse of your stone cottage.

    1. How fun would it be to build a stone house!! I am so impressed by your dream. Wow! Thank you for visiting, Style Agent! -Marci

  2. Thanks for visiting our blog today! I am now happily following your sweet blog.

    These are great tips for managing clutter. I try to do one trip to goodwill once a week. I usually send my husband so I'm not tempted to go in and buy more stuff. :)

    Have a great week!

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

    1. Hi, Julee! Welcome! I know what you mean! When I take my donation, there is usually something that catches my eye! It would be very easy to take as much as I bring! -Marci

  3. Hi Marci, thanks for stopping by. When I clean I try to do it by room so it doesn't seem so overwhelming . I am pretty good also about when I buy something new to get rid of something so I don't become a horder and have my own tv show.


    1. LOL! I am one yard sale shy of having a TV Show! Thanks for the tips, Carrie! -Marci

  4. I've just had family arrive in town, so I'm going to give them first dibs on any give-aways. After that, it's off to Goodwill! Your question also reminds me of a quote. "The rich aren't neater, they just have storage"! I think of that when my house needs a purge.

    Enjoy your week!!

    1. What a wonderful quote, Jean! Thank you! -Marci

  5. Thanks for the tips! I know I am going to love that paper back swap one for sure! We love to read and those books accumulate fast!

  6. Great tips. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thank you, Debi! I love Adorned From Above! -Marci


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