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Spring Cleaning Helps to Prepare for Baby

 How a Katy Mom-To-Be is Embracing “Nesting”

With our daughter arriving this July and summer now at our doorsteps I decided to really make the most of spring-cleaning this year. The last month my husband and I have been cleaning house and organizing all of our stuff. Yes, of course I wanted to jump into the cute baby decorations but I quickly saw that first you have to get organized before you can any fun with the cute stuff.

Honestly though, once we got started it wasn’t that horrible. I even tackled my overflowing file cabinet. As someone with an at home business I keep files on everything from our bills to my projects. Now that my file cabinet is organized and has some order to it I’m finding that I can now save time on many daily tasks. Paying bills, sorting mail and other undesirable tasks are handled much quicker and easier now. I also am able to be more productive with my writing career. Before it would take me a while to find notes or research on a topic. Now I can put my hands right on what I need and when I need it.

My husband and I were also amazed at how much space we actually do have. After removing several piles of clothes to goodwill our closets actually began to have some purpose to the way things were hanging in them! I also now know where I plan to put various things for our daughter. I know longer have to stress about where to fold and put away her little towels and bath hoodies. The linen closet now has plenty of room.

So, I do admit that the actual cleaning and organizing process is not fun and it never will be. However, now that I’ve done it I feel a great sense of accomplishment. I feel not as overwhelmed and I now can look forward to arranging the cute baby stuff now! Whether you are organizing for a baby or just because it needs to get done you will be amazed at the results when you take a step back and realize, “Wow that was worth it!”

Now that May is here embrace your spring cleaning before the activities of Summer pull you away. Trust me, you will be glad that you did clean and you will save time in the long run if you can organize your life through your belongings. Do you have any spring-cleaning success stories or nightmares? Please share in comments below!

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