cleaning house like a mad woman
i was a woman on a mission!
(my 13 yr old son asked me "what's wrong mom? you seem angry!")
angry no. fed up? yes
fed up with the clutter, and the mess, and all the EXTRA CRAP that our family manages to accumulate - that we dont need!
4 kids - only 3 at home now - and a hubby (cant forget him! lol)
and me - a woman that loves fabric and achechipees (snicker) - all adds up to piles of STUFF.
McDonalds toys, polly pockets, books for toddlers (umm.. no more toddlers here!) paper galore, coloring books, and construction paper, and paper dolls, and crayons and markers, and board games, junky jewelry, electronics that dont work, legos, movies, children's artwork, old school papers, and and and the lists go on and on and on.
So i hit my point of tolerance (happens about once every three months or so) and started rampaging thru the rooms, pitching stuff left and right. Now... can i just say...
WHERE DOES IT ALL COME FROM???!! LOL
I did my best -knowing this mission mentality would wear off in a day or two. Wishing I had ten times the energy and ten more hours of daylight to accomplish what i actually WANT to accomplish in each room! Truth be told, each room - to do it right - and go thru each and every movie, and book, and so on, and purge out things we don't use - would take a whole day for each room - in my opinion. Maybe cuz i'm thinking total overhaul, thorough purge/clean as you go.
K, so i just scratched the surface in the family room, living room and kitchen yesterday.
But it's already feeling better!
Washing curtains and steam cleaning the carpets today.
Getting ready for Calli's birthday tomorrow, so have errands to run also.
I know i'm going to be whooped once i slow down! But oohhhh feels sooooooo GOOD to get these things done!
Now... just to get buy in from the rest of the family!
Anyone have a sure fire way to do that? And convince kids they dont need to hang onto every little scrap of paper?!
(ok... look who's talking right? she who has a basket of fabric scraps and wooly worms!)
But THEY are usable! LOL
Ok.. off the computer, and onto tackling those carpets! Poor spoiled little Lexi is gonna have to spend the day outside!
Wish me luck!