(An old photo of me cleaning our fridge when we first moved to Texas.)
I had written up a different challenge for this month, but then realized that the northern regions of the globe would maybe be too wintry still for it to practical, so I had to figure out something else. I postponed the other challenge to April, so that little hint should keep you guessing. :-)
Since it’s March and “Spring Cleaning” is popular with some people, I thought this challenge might be a good one for us to do this month.
Clean something that you know needs to be done, but you have been putting off.
Get rid of 5 things you don’t really need or never use.
Even if you don’t practice “Spring Cleaning” (which I don’t) this challenge is doable. A lot of us have some cleaning job that is nagging us that we could get done this month. I can think of more than one at the moment. It doesn’t have to be something huge and exhausting. You don’t have to clean out the whole garage. Pick something for which you have the time and energy. Ideas: Clean the fan blades of ceiling fans in one or more rooms, clean the top of the fridge, wash a load of rags that have been waiting to get done, clean out the bath tub you never use, etc. Cleaning and getting rid of 5 things could easily be combined in some cases such as cleaning out the fridge.
On the other hand, if you’re not up for a cleaning project at all, you can get rid of 5 things you don’t need, want or use. That should be fairly easy for anyone, except maybe a pathological hoarder. (If you feel too overwhelmed by the thought of getting rid of 5 things, and assuming you’re not a minimalist, you might want to seek professional help. Seriously.) Some areas to look: clothes closets, storage areas, cleaning supplies, the freezer or deep freeze, shoes, book shelves, seasonal décor, toy boxes, craft/sewing area, etc.
I’m thinking that it probably would be good for