Monday, May 20, 2024

2024 House Cleanout - End of May Update

Well, three months have blown by since my last house cleanout update, and I cannot believe it’s been that long.  I unintentionally took a little break from cleaning out the house since things got so busy in March, so while I don’t have a ton to share today, I thought I would at least share the few things that we have tackled around the house since the end of February. 

I had originally wanted to have the whole house cleaned out by the end of March, but that just wasn’t possible with all of the other stuff we’ve had going on.  Maybe I’ll finish by the end of summer break?  Haha.


My Office


-       Cleaned out my medical and health folder

-       Digitized all information on my Medical and Health spreadsheet

-       Shredded all paper documents (the stack was GIANT so it freed up tons of space in my file cabinet)

-       Backed up all old photos and videos that had been sitting on my computer for over a year… my old external hard drive had filled up, so I had to move the entire history to a larger one and then go add all of the ones that hadn’t been backed up from my computer.  Then, I had to upload them all to our online Amazon drive.  With that said, it was a huge job that took weeks to complete.


Said Goodbye To:

-       A massive stack of old papers

-       14 folders on my computer that were filled with pictures and videos and clogging up my computer storage… I had started getting alerts that my hard drive was about to be full, so that was a priority.


All of the papers I shredded

The 171,000 files that I transferred to a new hard drive



-       Cleaned out and reorganized a few more cabinets

-       Cleaned out and reorganized the kids’ cabinet (which is always a hot mess)

-       Cleaned out and reorganized all drawers


Said Goodbye To:

-       6 coffee mugs

-       A ton of the kids’ old cups and thermoses

-       All of their old character plates that they’ve outgrown :o(

-       All of their expired candy

-       Olivia’s old Valentine’s Day box that she was hanging on to

-       A bunch of trash

-       A cutting board

-       An old spoon rest that I haven’t used in years

-       Various other small, random kitchen tools that we never use

-       3 old pairs of sunglasses

-       Expired coupons

-       Random other crap that was found in our drawers

Old kitchen stuff we got rid of

More kitchen stuff we got rid of

The after picture of the kids' cabinet... I forgot to take a before picture, but it was awful



-       Cleaned off back porch

-       Cleaned off front porch

-       Got all herbs and flowers planted

-       Bought ferns for front porch

-       Put out spring/summer doormats

-       Replaced old rugs

-       Replaced old throw pillows

-       Pressure washed the entire driveway, sidewalk, front porch, back porch, and garage


Said Goodbye To:

-       2 old rugs

-       8 old throw pillows

The sidewalk before

The sidewalk in progress

The sidewalk after

The front porch before

The front porch after

The driveway before

The driveway in progress

The driveway after... just look at that difference!!!!

New rugs, pillows, and plants on the back porch

More back porch refresh



-       Labeled containers on wrapping paper organizer

-       Purchased greeting card organizer… just need to organize it

-       Purchased new light fixture for laundry room… just need to install it

-       Purchased new organizer for leggings… just need to organize it


And that’s it for now!  Hopefully my next update will be better! 

Happy Monday, y’all!


  1. Your house is so nice! I have to work on Zachary's room this summer. I've been refreshing his wardrobe already but he has so much stashed in there!

    1. Thank you! Good luck! I need to do the same for our kiddos!

  2. Way to go. The pressure washing really made a big difference!

    1. It did! And the pictures really don't even do it justice! It's even more drastic in person!

  3. I would really like to get a power washer!! WOW! It is amazing how much crud it washes away. One thing I've done recently is I pick one room in the house to deep clean each month and it really helps to just kinda hit each room in the house over the entire year!


    1. That's such a great idea! I probably need to do that, too! It's hard trying to squeeze it all in at the beginning of the year!

  4. Way to go! I know you feel so accomplished!


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