The other day I decided it was time to clean out and organize my hall closet. In said closet is a variety of items including coats, yoga mats, food storage, games, and color/craft items.
In case any of you are rusty on the proper way to clean a closet, here are my instructions, pictures and all.
1-Take EVERYTHING out of the closet and place on the floor within reach of an 18-month-old and a 3-year-old.
2-Vacuum up 2 dead spiders.
3-Check expiration dates on food before placing them back on the shelves in an organized-by-date manner.
4-Get sick to your stomach because of all the wasted, expired food.
5-Come up with a plan to use 1/2 of the wasted, expired food by the end of the week without literally getting sick to your stomach.
6-Make an oath to never let food (and money) go in the trash again.
7-Take pictures of the fun the kids were having with the coloring/craft items while you were working on the food storage.
8-Laugh when your son says he was decorating for a birthday party.
9-Try to get the kids to help you clean up the mess they made.
10-Give up and pick up each and every sticker, piece of paper, and crayon strewn about the entire downstairs by yourself. Note: You may as well skip step #8.
11-Show your husband the pictures to a) prove that you really do work extremely hard raising his crazy children and trying to keep a nice home; and b) show that there really is a reason for your insanity.
12-Finished! Reap the rewards of a non-dangerous closet.
Estimated Time to Completion: Only 3 hours.
Easy as pie.