Thursday, July 2, 2009

Utter Clutter

ok, Ok really I need to get that post off the top ;)

Remember this post: If you don't that's Ok, I'll Summarize:
We completely re-arranged the entire house to allow MT to sleep in his crib in his room and have a separate play room. That was at the end of Feb .. As in less then 4 months ago .....

Today (and tomorrow) and a good part of the next week, are being dedicated to Move the entire contents of my house all around AH-GEN. Fickle Much, you ask? Yes, No and Maybe. It has to do with alot of different things we have going on. Our bedroom currently did not have any doors on it. We need doors. E's brother is moving in this week. He needs a room (with doors) and a bed .... So we spent a good deal of time today actually decluttering and cleaning. Like Deep, spring cleaning. On your hands and knees with a toothbrush and a rag type of cleaning. We also bagged up 7 very large trash bags of clothes, and 4 -5 very large trash bags of misc. items that just need to go. (and that was only attacking 2 walk-in closets, 1 bedroom/bathroom, 1 storage closet and 1/2 of the kitchen. Yard Sale,Here we come! We have 2 more bedrooms, 2 more closets, 1 more bathroom, a living/dining area, and the other 1/2 of the Kitchen left still to tackle.

I have recruited my parents to come along for the ride. Plus 4 people (and a munchkin) accomplish so much more than 2 people (and a munchkin). AND. I hate to actually admit this, but my house was in dire need of attention. It was getting out of hand. It was no clean sweep house BUT, It needed some TLC. It was my push to get rid of things from college that I thought needed saving, go through old unpacked boxes and really evaluate the items' purpose in my life/house. My dad has very good skills with utilizing every aspect of the room to it's fullest and THAT is what I needed. Help, Brawn, Brains, Babysitting, and motivation. On this rainy week, It was just the perfect task. I feel so accomplished ... And so amped and ready for more tomorrow. It feels great to De-clutter. Bring it on! I am winning the war on my household!

17 comments:

seussgirl said...

Yey! It feels great, doesn't it? We've switched our focus this week from "major" projects to decluttering and organizing, and it seems like such a difference!
Keep going!

Jen said...

Wow, I feel great just reading that!! I love when the brains, brawn, motivation and babysitting all happens at the same time. I usually only get one of those at a time and it doesn't get me so far. How long is your bil staying for? Will his room become bby's room, or will you keep it a play room? I am a "redesigner" at heart myself. I purposely have similiar colors all around so I can move pictures/accessories to any room.

AJ's mommy said...

you are on it girl! You are making me want to go home and get to it!!!

Adriane said...

So jealous! Are you still planning on moving? If you, you probably got a lot done in that regard!

Barb said...

Oh doesn't it feel good to get rid of unneeded stuff?

T-Mommy said...

I always feel this new "spirit" in me every time I take the time to REALLY get this kind of things done, and even better with extra help!

My 2 cents on your last post: Fiber Choice chewable tablets did wonders for me during pregnancy and I believe they are more of a supplement than chemicals which I found better being pregnant. They have ones for "weight management" and the plain version, I stayed with the plain and they did the trick for me!

Jen said...

We should have invited you to join us for our garage sale! Although, since our profit was -$3, maybe you'll do better on your own.

Now, think of all the fun we can have at IKEA looking for good stuff.

missedconceptions said...

Go Farah!!

(I only get that way when I have PMS!)

Photogrl said...

Woo-hoo for decluttering! :)

It does feel good to deep clean.

lub said...

I LOVE the feeling of a massive de-clutter. Good for you! Will E's brother pay you guys rent? That'd be great income! Good luck with the rearranging as well!

tryingin2007 said...

getting rid of the clutter is HARD work but it feels soooooo good when you're done. good job girl!

Molly said...

We're also fighting the clutter battle. :) It feels good to have accomplishments we can see, can list.

I stumbled over here from Stirrup Queens' blogroll, have PCOS myself, and am so happy for you and things working out! Stories like this give me hope. :)

- Molly
http://roots-andwings.blogspot.com/

Cibele said...

good job, I will be doig the same soon

Kim said...

Oh I'm so jealous! Good for you, though.
Clutter has become us! We're trying very hard to change this. I needed this post as a swift kick!

Malloryn said...

That's awesome! I need to do the same top to bottom in my household but haven't had the courage to do it yet. I've tried to tackle it a room at a time, but it can be hard! I'm so glad to hear that you had some great success :)

In and Out of Luck said...

Thanks for your comment to me. I'm glad your pregnancy is proceeding well.

Courtney said...

I am so envious of all your organizing over there! There are a million things I should be organizing, but I find it's too easy to just close the closet doors on the mess. :/