Tackroom Cleaning

Tackroom Cleaning

For anyone who knows the story behind Blondie Cinches, this will come at no surprise, but my cinch and halter making didn’t begin because of the aesthetics — rather the functionality.

The concept of functionality over aesthetics, bleeds into so many aspects of my life. In fact, it’s the inspiration behind this blog post.

Tack rooms.

For some they may be beautifully designed and kept Instagram worthy. Mine is functional, and after creating the content for this post — clean.

The whole 10x12 tack room took me a little over 3 hours to clean. Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself, considering I even broke out the shop vac to really get in there.

So here are the key things I focused on and tips that I have for you when you’re cleaning; 

  • Pick an area and stay in it — Resist the urge to bounce around, as hard as it may be. If you get one area done you’ll feel so much more accomplished.
  • Next, don’t feel bad if you throw things away — We tend to collect more things than we actually need. Throw it away or donate it if you haven’t touched it since last year. Someone else may be thrilled to receive it!
  • Start at the top and work your way down — Clean off and organize any shelves. Check any and all expiration dates to make sure nothing is out. If it is, make a list of what you may need to re-purchase.
  • Now comes the fun part, the actual cleaning — Dust off any shelves or table tops, and sweep or break out the shop vac to vacuum your floors.
  • Then organize — I like to do it in a specific way, but everyone has their preferences. Find a way that works for you and run with it.
  • The final step for me is to check over tack — Just to make sure that everything looks good, and doesn’t need any repair or replacing. Again, if it does, be sure to make note.

    Check out the before's ....

    And the after's ...