Throw Out Fifty Things Weekend – Springing Into Cleaning

springSpring is upon us, at least in the US.  Don’t believe me?  Ask Daylight Savings Time.

And what does Spring mean?

Spring cleaning (groan.)

spring cleaning

big-bellyIn addition to the normal need for Spring cleaning, I’m about six months pregnant, which equals some nesting impulses.  As you can see, the baby is getting bigger and bigger (apologies for the picture, I’m alone at work and the lighting’s terrible by the mirror).  The bigger he gets, the more I think about how much room all his stuff is going to take up when he’s born, how much room we’ll need to set aside for him in our relatively full 2 bedroom condo.

With all of these factors coming into play – Spring, the coming baby and all of his things, our small and cluttered place – I have been coveting the book “Throw Out Fifty Things” by Gail Blanke.  Luckily, since the book doesn’t come out until the end of the month after my husband’s spring break , before which this all needs to happen, the people at Hachette were kind enough to send me a copy to review.

throw-out-fifty-thingsNow, I could sit down and read the book (actually, have already read most of it), then written a pithy review, possibly detailing to what use I put this book.  Of course, if I did that I might lose my motivation and never actually do what the book said.  Plus, it would be just another same out same book review.  Or, I decided, I could dedicate this weekend to following Gail’s advice in “Throw Out Fifty Things” and share my experiences with you, my dear readers.

In order to motivate both myself and others, I have chosen the latter.  If you want updates, click here to see my progress (please note, there will be no progress until Saturday early afternoon, I have book club tonight).  I’ll also be placing a link in my sidebar.

Now I do have some other things to get done tomorrow, things that primarily revolve around a children’s book sale and the library, and we’ve got church on Sunday and possibly family dinner on Sunday night, but I am going to dedicate the majority of my weekend to finishing this book and trying to live what it says.

Who knows?  Maybe my experience will encourage you to “Throw Out Fifty Things.”

2 comments to Throw Out Fifty Things Weekend – Springing Into Cleaning

  • Ali

    What an adorable belly you’ve got there! You look awesome. And the book would be a great idea for me, I need to look for it for sure.

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  • You look gorgeous! And I’m looking forward to seeing how this book works for you. I’m looking at all the clutter that’s accumulated over the winter and thinking that some major spring cleaning is in order.

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