First, my mother and my grandmother would be oh so embarrassed that I said yearly. They did a fall and a spring cleaning and boy did they do a weekly in between! They were definitely made of sterner stuff.
We have been living on the boat for close to a year now. There are some things I purchased thinking they would work well that did 't or that I have rarely, if ever used. Off to the charity shop they go.
I thought I arranged things PERFECTLY to take advantage of space and to be convenient. Not so much. Things are being rethought and rearranged, even in our small space.
I tried to buy everything I thought we would REALLY need. I missed a few, imagine that.
When I chose my wardrobe for over here I took A LOT of time and thought planning and thinking about what it should be. Besides my jeans and a very few other things, I got it all wrong. The wrong things go to a charity shop and some new things come home to the boat. That's life, I guess.
I am still trying to get a handle on how much perishable and non perishable food to buy at one time. But I don't hold out much hope on that one. :-) If you look up "overzealous stockpiler" I am sure you will find my picture there, seriously.
P.S. My goal is to clean every surface VERY THOROUGHLY by Christmas. Wish me luck.