Posts Tagged ‘deep cleaning’

Coupons galore! Day (lost track) of 60/300!

Saturday, May 21st, 2011 by by

Today was the first day in a while that I felt well enough to do much of anything. Unfortunately, Charlie Bear didn’t get the memo that we were supposed to be feeling better. He’s been sick for nearly 2 weeks now, running a fever off and on. I swear it’s due to those blasted shots. I wish I could convince Chris to fore go them. However, that’s a post for another day :)

A while ago,  I asked Chris to rearrange furniture for me. He hates doing this, but he does it without too much complaint. I am a truly lucky gal!

I could have sworn I posted a picture of my desk area, but I can’t find it. So this is what my desk area looked like, and what people saw when first entering my home:

This is a major work in progress. It was all neat and organized, but the kids kept messing with everything, and it became a disaster area. (more…)

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Day 10 of 60/300

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 by by

I think I’m getting sick. This is the worst time in the world to get sick. I’ve been having bouts of horrible nausea. I have to prep my house for a birthday party and get ready for a massive yard sale!

Today, my friend Elaine came over to help me sort the kids clothes into bins for the yard sale. Four massive bins. I figure I’ll sell them for .25 a piece or 10 pieces for $2. This is what my garage looks like as I prepare for the yard sale. This isn’t all of what I’m selling. There is furniture and books still to be placed out in the garage.
Finally Open Door Mission got rid of our couches for us! W00t… My garage is looking better, and after Sunday, it will be down right clean!

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Friday Five: The Opposite of Charlie Sheen

Friday, March 18th, 2011 by by

I have been a soldier this week, because despite the fact that I’ve been battling illnesses, exhaustion, and ennui, I still managed to uphold my commitment to my 40 Bags in 40 Days project.  Doing a deep clean is no joke – and I mean that.

Every day, I’ll look around our house and think, “We have too much stuff,” yet when it comes to actually throwing things out or stopping myself from bringing things in, I’m the worst.  While my house is fairly tidy and definitely *clean*, I still get an overwhelming sense of empathy when I watch a show like “Hoarders,” because I think almost everyone can relate to at least one of these rationalizations for being a keeper of stuff:

“I’ll figure out a way to use this one day.”
“I just haven’t had time to get around to this project.”
“I’m saving that for_______________.”
“I know these will fit when I lose those last few pounds.”
“I paid $$$ for this, so I hate to just throw it away.”

In general, this looong, dreary winter of being stuck in our “stuff-y” house has given me the incentive to finally get rid of a lot of things.  So unlike “winner” Charlie Sheen – I have vowed to become a……. “LOSER!!”

1)  Earlier in the week I started in my bathroom, because it seemed easiest.  I don’t have any “befores,” but here are the “afters”:

As you can see, it takes very little for me to achieve the level of beauty I currently maintain.
Baby powder and a couple of pairs of scissors, folks.  Instant gorgeous!
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