New Year Cleaning Challenge Day 8
Cut the Clutter: A Simple Organization Plan for a Clean and Tidy Home
Welcome back to the New Year Cleaning Challenge! It's Entryway Week, and I'm happy to see you here.
When I think of the entryway area of my new home, I have to smile: my little Westie, Fraser, has not yet learned to sit politely when the doorbell rings. Our entryway shows it! Bringing order to dog gates and "puppy clutter" will be the first items on my list this week.
Will you join me?
This week, we'll take a hard look at the place where home meets world. We'll clean, declutter, and organize our way to an easier transition out the door each day--and a better welcome to friends, family and passing puppies.
It's Entryway Week. Time to kick off the New Year Cleaning Challenge ... and open the door to a fresh new year.
As a transition zone, the entryway to your home gets daily use--but is sometimes overlooked! Is your entryway a clean, organized space that welcomes guests and sends family members out the door easily?
Too often, this hard-working space becomes a jumble of piled belongings, outer clothing, decor objects and just plain junk. Opened shipping boxes cluster next to last Autumn's scarecrow decoration. Stacks of library books jostle for space with lunch boxes and backpacks. A dusty floral grace note presides above scattered piles of mail.
This week, we'll sort it all out to create a supportive space to springboard each day.
Following the Cleaning Grand Plan, we'll empty and deep-clean the space, corral the clutter, then stand back to create an organized entryway to welcome guests and speed the family out the door.
The week's daily messages will focus on morning routines and family launch pads.
It's the place where public meets private: the entryway or foyer of your home.
It's the launch zone for family members each day, and the source of a guest's first impression of your home.
This week in the New Year Cleaning Challenge, we'll deep-clean, declutter and organize the portal to the world outside. Daily challenges will focus on cutting morning chaos and fine-tuning daily routines.We'll take time this week to consider how to get the family out the door each morning.
We'll look for stress-busting ways to speed morning routines, and set up tried-and-true solutions for chaotic morning challenges.
Ready? The entryway awaits; time to transform it as the portal to a clean and organized home!