Time to Clean!!

I had a post planned for today, but I do not think it is going to happen. All I find myself wanting to do is clean, clean, clean this little piggy. After Christmas I usually feel the need to clean things out, but living in Waldo only makes me want it more. I have to work tonight so I better get busy. But, just for fun, I thought I would share a few pictures from yesterday.

It is raining outside, but I see a little bit of snow mixed in… I am going to have some happy kiddos. 🙂

Diving In

Today was my last day of working summer library at the school and tomorrow is Nathan’s last day of summer school, or Discovery Camp. I confess that I am glad both are ending because we will now have an excuse to sleep in a little bit later, but I am also reminded, once again, that summer is flying by.

Since cleaning out our closet was on my summer to-do list, I decided to tackle it this afternoon. I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of it before I started, because it was quite the sight. The popular catch-all. Luckily Rob and I are tall, so we were able to stand in the doorway and lean over far enough to reach our clothes on the hangers. Of course lately I haven’t even been using hangers, they were just too hard to get to.

I must say, it is amazing the things you come across when you actually clean things out. My good scissors have been missing for months. They were found today. The glitter glue that went missing, Nathan’s Ironman mask, school supplies that I thought were all used up. Found.

William even found what he thought was a jelly bean. To my horror, he popped it into his mouth. As he walked by me, I heard it crunching. Oh my goodness, please tell me that was a malt ball or something that is supposed to crunch when bitten. No, he says. It tastes like peanut butter! Well, in that case…

All the stuff from the closet had to go somewhere, so it is currently all over our bedroom floor. It was covering the bed, but Rob kindly requested a place to sleep tonight. So besides a small walking path to one side of the bed and a hole large enough for the dog to sleep in, our floor is buried. I guess I know what I will be working on tomorrow.

On the bright side, we can actually walk into the closet again! How cool is that?!

Off To A Good Start

As promised, the big clean-out began a couple of days ago. I decided to start in the kids’ room, simply because it is a constant battle to keep that room clean. Part of it comes from three kids sharing one room, and the rest comes from having too much stuff. 

Their room took me an entire day to do, and I hadn’t even made it to their drawers before I ran out of time. I finished those up this morning. I also rearranged their furniture, so now I need to move the pictures on their walls.

In all, I removed a big box of toys, a full bag of garbage and a full bag of clothes. Catheryn still had three pairs of 3T pajamas in her drawers. She currently wears size 6-7…

I forgot to take pictures before I started cleaning, but trust me, you didn’t want to see it anyway. This is what is looks like now.

I also got the hall closet cleaned out. It didn’t take nearly as long to do, but I was still amazed at some of the things I found in there. This is what it looked like before I started. 

New and improved, it looks like this.

I still have a long way to go, but I think I’m off to a pretty good start.