Cleaning up and cleaning out

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After venting out yesterday and receiving a TON of feedback, all of which I truly appreciate, I came up with this note, that I posted by the door:

letter to self


I wanted to make it simple, easy and short. I didn’t simply write – get off of your lazy butt and do something, I went deeper into the issue, and ended up with this! I also cleaned! And here are the shots:

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The dining table, where you can actually eat now, and that’s what Sam and I did tonight! Plus all the chairs are clutter free and you can sit down! How awesome is that? I have also decided to keep my sewing machine on the floor. I don’t have a good spot for it just yet.

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Wow, look at this nice carpet! I also vacuumed! And here is something that’s been working for me, when in doubt – vacuum! Seriously, it works!

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And here are the two bags going to donations! I actually did it, I got rid of two giant bags of stuff!

And here you have it, all in a nutshell! After all, this is a 600 sq ft apartment! How difficult is it to keep it clean?

Take it easy and take charge!



  1. hey there πŸ™‚ your place looks clean & cozy! i just had an idea when reading/seeing the pictures: when sewing machine is not in use, maybe in the meantime, store it on shelving in living room above/next to printer? just a thought because i really enjoy being able to put my machine in shelving in my cabinet when not using it -plus storing it on ground means more dust/debris can get into the gears and stuff…I feel you tho, i have been cleaning ALL day- here’s to spring cleaning! lol

    • I love that idea! I don’t know if I have any shelves that would fit my sewing machine though πŸ™‚

  2. I need this to encourage me everyday haha

  3. Fantastic job on your organizing!!! Feels good doesn’t it? Have a wonderful weekend!! ~Sophia

  4. Love your blog! Good luck on your cleaning and organizing πŸ™‚

    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award:)

  5. Cheers to you! I live in a 700 square foot place and anything that isn’t put away, makes me look like a hoarder. Your place looks great!

  6. The letter will serve as a wonderful reminder. Good for you!

  7. I love it! Will need to write myself a similar letter, yesterday after promising not to buy anything I came home with 4 items to refashion! aaahhh, one day at a time, at least I am on the road, thank you for this inspiration!

  8. Bravo! You are totally rockin’ your place looks awesome.

  9. Love that letter! πŸ™‚
    Having a clean house does wonders to put you in a good mood doesn’t it? (No wonder I’ve been in such a bad mood lately! jk) πŸ˜‰

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