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10 Most Necessary Places to Purge

created on: 12/26/08

Holiday excitement has been replaced with the urge to purge, cleaning out cabinets and closets that is...

  Here are the top 10 places I will be excavating this week. Once accomplished, I'll be able to hit the ground running on January 1, 2009. That feeling supplies a much needed boost during these short, cloudy days and helps ease the post-holiday slump.

Make sure your list is do-able so you can start 2009 on a high note.

  • Pantry and fridge-kill two birds with one stone, healthy eating and order
  • Kitchen cabinets-during all the hustle and bustle of meals and baking, the pots, pans and dishes need to find their proper places
  • Back hall closet-too many extraneous items got jammed in at the last minute
  • Laundry cabinets-never gets enough attention, detergent, spot removers and such
  • Dryer vent- ours froze shut last week, had to go outside and fish through to clean out gunk
  • Bathroom vanity-way too many unwanted shampoos and Ace bandages
  • Studio or Crafting Area-always my favorite to get straightened up to make room for creativity
  • Desk-No matter how hard I try, scrap papers and junk start piling up
  • t.v. cabinet- a joy to purge old, stray cords, VHS tapes and make room for our new gift from Santa
  • Computer files-drowning in photos and columns, have to streamline

Six days of bulldozing through this list will bring a good 2-3 months of calm order to start 2009, a year of hard work and hope.

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