Saturday, November 26, 2011

In Which I Lose My Mind Just Before Thanksgiving

For some crazy reason, I decided this last week would be the perfect time to deep clean and organize Sweetheart's room. I love her and I am in no way wanting to humiliate her but let me just say: her room was amazing. (In a Hoarders sort of way.)

No, we did  not find any dead animals or grossness of that nature (!) but wow. The problem was not totally hers. A few months ago, when we moved the girls to their own rooms we just sort of said, "where do you want the furniture?" and called it a day. We never really set up PLACES for everything. And she needs that.

So me and my trusty label maker worked overtime and found a spot for each and every category of items. But habits take a long time to cultivate and so mama has to stay on her hard now for the next few weeks months. And I have to--because I don't ever want to spend 2 days of my life like that again.

Little Bit, who LOVES order and is really naturally pretty good at it, wanted her room to be better too. So I had 2 rooms going on for awhile there. It was really coming down to the wire on Wednesday as we were

1. leaving to go out of town Thursday morning.
2. having people over for Bible study that evening.

So...S grabbed some trash bags and stuffed the remaining pile in there and called it a day. Now, we can sort through the bags at our leisure. I doubt much of it will come back out!

For the record, I'm glad that is done and I don't want to do it again. I mean, I KNOW we will have to spring clean sometimes, but mercy.

Next up? Our room. Ug. But the homeschool room, dining room, both girls' rooms, and living room are awesome.

AAAAAAHHHHHH. That's me breathing a sigh of clean-house relief.

And we did enjoy our weekend at my parent's country place. Now it's good to be home.

1 comment:

  1. oh, girl. i have two lil' hoarder rooms to go through here. may have to take a teacher's in-service for that project. crossing fingers that no dead critters will be found in there. ;)


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