Sunday, August 12, 2012

     I worked like a dog yesterday, all by my self with no one to whine at me or nag me or tell me to stop.  It was great!  I was able  to touch up some paint upstairs before it got too hot and then went downstairs and deep cleaned and de cluttered like a fool.  It is amazing that I (we) keep this crap.  Daughter #2 went through the baby elephants things and took a whole basket of stuff that was hers.   She kept saying I was looking for that!  She also took the tennis racket and boxing gloves.  I had that huge box of games and Nintendo crap and we sorted and cleaned it out and threw away the old and the useless and she took all of that also!  Yeah!  So here are the results!

Clean bed! Made!  sheets changed, polished with the help of our cat Rucifee.  I swear he was always in the way. I will do an entire post on Rucifee one of these days.
 View of closet, you can walk into it now!
 You can shut the door.  Papa bear watches from the corner on a rocking chair I received for my 1st birthday.  Papa bear is a well love member of the family, he could have his own blog, with all the adventures he had with the baby elephant.

 View of bathroom from shop, every cupboard and drawer are cleaned out and organized!
Winter clothes and scarfs and boot all stored.  Also all bed linens in big bag in corner.  Books we are not ready to give up yet.  Actually only 2 drawers of this dresser are full, so we have really pared down.  If this stuff is not taken and used by this time next year..... It goes!

 See these drawers!  This is the only one that has anything in it as it is a spare bathroom.

 View of same bath from downstairs bedroom!

Shelves that now only hold spare towels, beach towels, extra pillows and Christmas gifts, that I have purchased early.

 This is the container full of video game crap Daughter #2 is taking, trunk will go to oldest daughter in two weeks.

Basket, 4 trash bags full of garbage from family room cupboards, desk, files, end tables.  I mean I had parts to old computers, calenders from 2010 which shows you the last time I did a major purge 2009.  Why......?
See that dumpster it was empty Friday!

     Dumpster full, I could hardly beleive it.  I have not dusted or actually wiped down anything in the family room so I will do that tomorrow and then I will take pictures of my organized sparkling clean family room.

   It is so nice to just get rid of clutter and the dirt it brings with it.  Because of the heat I might be in the basement for a while longer.  I can really go through the shop and all of it's drawers and it's big closets.  Ugh!

     I could also clean out the garage.  But the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms which are really not so bad I will leave until it is cooler.  But I promise I will get to the Kitchen and front room and that hall closet I have been dreading.  Almost as bad as the linen closet (remember)?

I slept until 9:45 today!  Now I am off to make omelets and get ready for church, then Daughter #2 and I will walk the 5 mile loop around the bridges.

     Did you know when you are busy cleaning you do not spend money!
     Have a peaceful and restful Sabbath!



  1. LOL!! Good reason to stay home and clean...saving money;-)

    You have worked really hard and the difference in the bedroom!!! I currently am still working on the bedroom. My big excuse for NOT getting to the kitchen. Dishes are cleaned, but so much else, it looks like a war zone.

    blessings, jill

  2. Wow! Are you sure that's the same house? Great job!

  3. Wow great job! Everything is so clean and organized!!

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