Yes, my post title does require that many exclamation points. I was away this weekend and it appears my husband and kids decided to trash the house beyond the limits of what I can stand. Awesome. Luckily, this year my youngest son goes to kindergarten so I’ll now have the house to myself and I can clean without a little destroyer right behind me.
If all your kids are off to school like mine are, keep in mind that now is an excellent time to do a major toy declutter. Since the kids will be gone, you can painlessly whisk away all the broken toys and the toys the kids don’t play with anymore. Some kids will complain, but most kids will hardly notice anything’s gone, especially if you do this somewhat gradually. Just 15 minutes a day could make a good difference- turn it into 30 minutes a day and you’re looking at major differences.
Even if you don’t have kids who are off to school, now is a good time to start a project or start doing things a new way. Our society is ingrained with this “start of school” thing, and I think most of us are internally set to change at this time of year. I know that for me, this time of year seems more like a new beginning than January first which comes in the middle of winter and right after Christmas. My “new school year” resolution: keep a cleaner house than ever before.
Tell me, Home Eccers, what will you be doing with this new time?