Sunday, March 30, 2008

Goals Achieved! (mostly)

Well, the house is looking pretty spiffy after my week off. No, I didn't clean like crazy.  I decluttered 14 trash bags and 3 boxes full of stuff: 4 bags of outgrown girls clothes, 7 bags of toys, movies and womens' clothes, 3 boxes of toys, puzzles and craft items, and 3-4 (not sure) bags of trash. 

We tore down The Dinosaur (old computer) so we could use the desk for my laptop and scanner/printer. No more charging the computer on the kitchen table hoping the kids don't spill anything on it. 

I bought a new shower curtain, and a couple of new area rugs for my family room and dining room (cause I can always replace them when they get stained). 

I also bought another cubby organizer to go with the one I already have for the girls toys. It works much better than a toy box (or those plastic storage containers) because each cubby can hold a collection of barbies (and accessories), little people, dinosaurs, etc. Everything has a home and is easy to find and easy to put away. 


I also sat on my bottom eating cheeze-its and dried cranberries, while reading magazines and looking up bizarre legends on And I got to blog all week! Yep, I made sure to get lots of that done. Gotta keep my priorities straight. 


sophanne March 30, 2008 at 9:18 PM  

WOW! that's awesome.

Anonymous March 31, 2008 at 12:16 AM  

That's great! Have a good day back tomorrow! :)

Olga April 1, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

Slow down! Your gonna burn out doing all that stuff in a week. Pace yourself, I could maybe get all that done in, like, 6 weeks...

Mary Kathryn April 1, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

Congrats! What a great feeling. My only reason for ever purging stuff is moving, which we seem to be doing a lot lately. Anyway, enjoy your newfound space.

Yarnhog April 1, 2008 at 3:40 PM  

Good for you! It's so satisfying to de-clutter. My kids hate it. I always end up throwing away some precious used napkin or irreplaceable broken sprinkler part. There goes that Mom of the Year Award again.

Haley April 7, 2008 at 2:48 PM  

i'm jealous of your decluttering. i LOVE decluttering. i had a whole 2 hours to myself one morning last week because my husband took my son to the park. i spent the whole time working in my son's room. no one else could tell, but i know i made it much more organized and neat and thus i was happy. by the way, i also love the cubby system best for toy organization.

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