28 Days Purging Series: Day 2

Welcome to day two of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing the freezer.
If you missed yesterday’s Day 1 you can find it here.

Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead.

With the freezer it depends what kind of freezer you have, if it’s upright and side by side of your fridge the process will be similar to what we did in our day one The Fridge. If you have the bottom drawer style freezer or the top door one it will be slightly different in how I am explaining it in steps, but the process will be to declutter & reorganizing. No matter which you have it should not take long.

If your freezer is the side by side, you can start at the top shelf area and work your way down and then to the door. If your freezer in the kitchen doesn’t need to be done and you have a deep freezer or another kind you can choose to do those instead. Organize items as you go thru putting them in order &/or in their correct spot. If you have a top or bottom freezer I would take everything out and put items back in once sorted. This will make it easier for you to know exactly what you have in there. It will also make it easier to regroup the items you want together. This should not take long enough where items can defrost.
Start with the items that can’t be out long like ice creams, popsicles, etc… You want to look for items that have been there way too long. For freezable meals (frozen pizza, microwave dinners, chicken nuggets), check the expiry date. For meat and fish, look for items that have been there too long or have freezer burn. Depending on how long they have been there, if you decided to keep it then insure you keep it on the top or/& front so they can be used. You can also look for items that you bought, but didn’t enjoy and are still in there, now is the perfect time to get rid of them and make space for things you use. Tip: I have a deep freezer in my garage, before every shopping trip I go thru that freezer and move what I need into my kitchen freezer so I am not one, over buying and two keep a good rotation. Also, when putting away items I have bought I make sure to put it at the bottom &/or back of the freezer and move what was there forward &/or top. This insures that I am using “the older” ones (which is not really old but you know what I mean).

A great organization tip, if you need some structure in your freezers, I use plastic bins from Dollarama, items I do not keep in their boxes can be put in them. It’s organized and easy to find. My freezer has sliding bins which is where I sort my fish and my meats. I have one shelf where breakfast items are stored and the other for things like frozen vegetables, fruit, fries, etc.. Bins work even better for those bottom drawer freezers & top freezers. It’s a great affordable way to have an organized freezer. You can also find similar ones at Dollar Tree.

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

Comment below and let me know if you took part in today’s task. I am loving these tasks, keeping it simple without the overwhelming feelings is great motivation.

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28 Days Purging Series: Day 1

Welcome to day one of this purging series. Today we are going to be doing the fridge.
Our goal is to spend 20 minutes or less on this task. Throughout this series there may be tasks that only take 5-10 mins and that is great and gives so much motivation to keep on with the tasks in the days ahead. If you missed Introduction To My 28 Days Purge Series post you can check it out here.

First, you want to do section by section of your fridge, for example start with the top shelf then to the bottom and finally the door. You are looking for anything that is no longer in date, items you have but are not and will not use, and if an item belongs in a different section of the fridge. You can relocate items to their section that they belong once your done. You can also give that section a quick wipe (not a deep clean, unless you want and have time for it) if needed. So set your timer and let’s get to it.

Feels so good to be done right. Mine took me less then 10 mins including a quick wipe. Now, that may be because I have gotten into the habit to do this every end week. We are a family of six so our fridge easily gets disorganized and also it can get overloaded.

Also, during these daily tasks for our purging series if there is a day where it does not apply to you or that place does not need it you can select another area to do with the same idea of 20 minutes or less.

Comment below and let me know if you took part in today’s task.
Share pictures with me on Instagram tag me @sandy.isho would love to see.

Introduction To My 28 Days Purge Series

Hello Friends,

Now that the holidays are over and most may have put away all their Holiday decor I thought for the month of February we could join in together and do a daily purge/declutter of our homes. Here in Ontario we are in lockdown once again and spending even more time at home. With everyone at home it can be difficult to start big purging projects, so I came up with a 28 day purge/declutter for the month of February. Each task should not take you more then 15-20 minutes a day, some may even be less. This is not empty each room out and go through it. It is more of an overview of for many of them or an easy go through.

I thought long and hard on each section that I feel like can get cluttered or full of items. We will be covering areas like the fridge, the freezer, kitchen counters, our cell phones, makeup, and lots more.
Making these tasks not long and an all day task, makes it more easier to complete. This is also a great way to keep on top of these areas throughout the year, anytime you want too or feel the need too, you can always quickly review each day and select the ones you want in the order you feel like it’s needed. This makes keeping up with purging easier as we do it often so it can not be so hard or as dreadful of a task.

If you are not already subscribed to the blog I would love for you to join in. You can click here to be directed to the page. This is also a great way for you to be with us on this journey, by being subscribe you will be alerted when a new blog post is up. I will be posting a blog post daily, each day will have a new section. If you come across a day where the daily post does not apply to you, you can still go along by choosing another section of you home that you would like to do.
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If you would like a printable calendar of the 28 Days of Purge Series see below for the the download button.

Every day starting February 1st, 2021, I will have a new blog post with the current task. I look forward to completing these tasks with you. Each day you can share yours on Instagram stories and tag me (@sandy.isho), I would love to see them. I will also be posting on Instagram once the new blog post is up, so if you like you can follow me on there as well.

Comment below and let me know if you will be joining me in this purging/declutter series.