Remember that you are supposed to
- Perform one cleaning task that you have been procrastinating. Not a normal one you do regularly, but one you always put off or neglect, and, preferably, one that would make you happy if it was just done.
- Perform one beautifying task. Add a touch to that area to make it more beautiful, more appealing, more welcoming, more peaceful.
- Think about the area and determine either its function and therefore what does and doesn’t belong there (which thought can be followed up on later), or determine how you can better use that area to serve or bless your family and guests (and I’m not talking ethereals here; how to keep enough rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom blesses everyone who uses it!).
There were two I had been procrastinating -- both connected with the bathtub. One was the floor under the bathtub -- I took an "in the middle of cleaning picture" because you couldn't really see the dirt in pictures until I had stirred it up with the mop. Then I forgot to take an AFTER picture so you will have to take my word that it is much cleaner now.
Then I scrubbed them, then I spread them out on a towel for several hours to air-dry.
My other tasks combined making it more suitable for my family (since visitors rarely visit the master bathroom) with making it prettier.
Making it More Suitable
These shelves contain the little boys' clothes. The top shelf is towels. I forgot to take a "Before" picture (rather I attacked it on impulse without my camera handy) but I got rid of some outgrown stuff and organized it better so it's easier to find things.
Then I tidied my shoe collection and cleaned the grime away from the floor, another procrastinated job.
Adding a Touch of Beauty (or at least Containing the Mess)
Then I tried to make it look more beautiful by getting rid of clutter on the sink counter -- the shaving cream and razor and chapstick and nail clippers and things were kind of scattered randomly on the counter so I organized them all in the little basket so they are contained but easier to see (otherwise my husband and kids go looking for a new one of whatever it is -- out of sight, out of mind).
So there it is! Thank you Mystie for motivating me to keep up with my spring cleaning! And it's finally getting sunny outside enough so that I feel it's something like spring, even though we still have six feet of snow in the front yard!