Spring Cleaning 2.0 RECAP

First of all: Happy 29th Anniversary, Mom & Dad ❤︎

Ok, on to my spring goals… Back in March I estimated that I’d complete 80% of my list. Turns out, I didn’t. Here’s what got done:

  • Condense three closets into two and donate/store clothes (I combined some of K’s clothes into my closet and freed one up!)
  • Finish Year 2 scrapbook
  • Order pictures for Year 3 scrapbook (to be done after April 27th)
  • Scrub greasy build-up off kitchen cabinets
  • Landscape front yard
    • This didn’t happen, but we did purchase a grill and patio furniture for the backyard!
  • Wash dog harnesses, leashes, beds, and blankets
  • Re-organize Pinterest boards (Delete doubles and got rid of the useless pins.)
  • Figure out what to do (decor-wise) in stairwell (Honestly, it still needs something… but we at least made some progress.)
  • Paint the front door and replace house numbers
  • Decide what to do with finished basement area…  (I think we pretty much decided on a drum room.)

So there you have it, 60% of the tasks completed. More than half, so I feel alright.

I’ll be totally honest with you guys: I finished my Year 2 scrapbook right before I posted my list in the spring. Is that technically cheating? Oh well. I clearly needed to cheat a little. That said, I finished up two of these things this past weekend. Crunch time is a good time for me. Ha.

Having this list reminded me of the projects I wanted to accomplish these last few weeks. Keeping to-do lists on the blog holds me accountable (at least in my head). That said, here’s a shorter Summer To-Do List; deadline is the first day of autumn (❤︎❤︎❤︎), Sept. 22.

  • Paint front door & replace house numbers
  • Build small deck in backyard
  • Scrub greasy build-up off kitchen cabinets
  • Order Year 3 Photos & start scrapbook
  • Wash couch cushion slips & dust fans/blinds/neglected places

My summer list is shorter because we’ve got some vacations and weddings. What are you hoping to accomplish this summer?

Linking up with Steph & Sara!


Life According to Steph

18 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning 2.0 RECAP

  1. Stephanie June 20, 2016 / 10:03 am

    My summer list is easy too, since I totally failed at spring. You did much better than me, I think you got a lot done! Good luck with the summer ones!


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:08 am

      I got to cross a few things off, but it’s a little frustrating that the ones that didn’t get done are the ones that have been on the list FOREVER. Haha 🙂 Some day I’ll tackle them…


  2. Rebecca Jo June 20, 2016 / 10:43 am

    You’re supposed to wipe off your kitchen cabinets? … oops 😉


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:09 am

      Right??! Haha! 😀 I don’t even want to THINK about the build-up I’ll be scrubbing off soon… Ugh!


  3. Nadine June 20, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I say that the stuff you did in the back yard totally wash the stuff you didn’t do in your front yard and you have a better percentage rate of completion. Just saying. I did the whole wood cleaner on the kitchen cabinets a few months back. What a chore! My arms were sore after. I hate dusting the blinds. Hate hate double hate LOATHE ENTIRELY!


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:11 am

      Haha, thanks! My husband is a little more motivated when it comes to the backyard, so it’s a little easier to get stuff done 🙂
      I am NOT looking forward to scrubbing cabinets. And we have that gap between our cabinets and the ceiling so I have stuff up there that’s going to need washed, too. Ughhh!


  4. Julie Hood June 21, 2016 / 7:22 am

    Oooow, deck-building?! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Also, you scrapbook?! I’m so impressed. I LOVE making scrapbooks, but I’m the worst at getting them actually to the “done” stage. Haha (And happy anniversary to your parents!)


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:13 am

      We have a little patio/over-hang area, but there’s a corner next to house that’s usually shaded and we needed something there so we thought we’d do a little step-up deck that we can building a fire pit into/on 🙂
      I’ve scrapbooked forever, though admittedly I go through peaks and slumps. Haha.


  5. carolann June 21, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I think you did great!! I used to be so good about scrapbooking but now I am 2 years behind. You have given me confidence that I can get back to it! I really need to get myself organized but that is one of my weak spots!!


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:15 am

      You can do it!! I’ve been scrapbooking since I was a little kid, but took a hiatus in high school and college. I have a list of trips that I want to scrapbook, but so far I’ve been able to keep up with marriage years! (Organization tip: I keep a folder in my office that I drop ticket stubs/cards/etc. into so that I can scrap it at the end of the year!)


  6. chelsea @ the new wifestyle June 21, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    i am totally impressed! and now i am so wanting a backyard…one day! love how yours is coming together- what a fun place to enjoy summer!


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:17 am

      Thank you, Chelsea! We sure are trying… haha! It’s not quite there yet, but the patio furniture is a really really nice addition 🙂


  7. SMD @ Life According to Steph June 21, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Summer is hard for me, productivity-wise.

    I hate the kitchen cabinet grease. It freaks me out. It’s been a while since I’ve done mine!

    Love the door painting one. What color?


    • Louise June 22, 2016 / 8:19 am

      I have a feeling I’m going to get ridiculously frustrated when I go to tackle the kitchen grease. UGH. I hate dealing with oily or sticky things.

      Originally we both decided we wanted a deep but bright red front door 😀 Now the husband is thinking a subtle dark blue might be better. I still vote red. I guess we should’ve taken advantage of the moment when we both agreed, hahaha.


  8. Betsy June 24, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    At least you were able to get some of the list completed! Which is definitely better than nothing. The summer goals definitely look doable. Good luck!


    • Louise June 26, 2016 / 9:53 am

      I think I got more done than I did last year 🙂 That’s a win in my book. Haha!


  9. simplyalexandra12 June 24, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Dang! This is awesome, you definitely made really great progress in the spring. And to be honest most of those are things that I would continue to put off… if I had to guess. Way to go! I hate the kitchen grease. It’s the worst! Still working on my upcoming goals… but enjoying the progress I’ve made on my yearly ones so far! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    • Louise June 26, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thanks! There’s room for improvement with my list but that’ll always be the case 🙂 I really need to take a crack at the kitchen grease. Ha. The longer I put it off the worse it’s gonna get. Lol.


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