It’s week two of the $100 Room Challenge, and in case you missed the first week, and are scratching your heading wondering what this is all about, you can go here for week one’s introduction.
As you may remember, my first goal was to clean the mudroom, and clean it I did.
Empty the Space
I start every organization project by emptying the space. First, it makes the cleaning part so much easier, and second, you actually can see what you have in the space. What did I have?
- A ton of Ziploc bags storing food that was intended to be eaten… last year.
- A bunch of empty boxes that once stored food. (Why, oh why, do people not throw away empty boxes?)
- Some canned good that were past their expiration. *Note: If canned goods are past their expiration, that means it’s been sitting on the shelf for, like, 2-3 years. That translates to, “Throw it away. You are never going to eat that.”
Clean the Space
Once the space was empty, I cleaned it. Here’s what that involved:
- Washing the floor
- Washing down all the shelving
- Washing down the bench
- Washing the window using the best glass cleaning rags ever!
So, at this point I have a cleaner, more organized space. At least no one is going to break their neck upon entering the house. Now I’m on the hunt for some food storage options because these boxes do not make for a lovely, cohesive space. Stay tuned because I think I’ve got some fabulous ideas that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
The Mudroom Now
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