Originally Posted by Surfacing
Way to go Mamas!!!
Last night after logging off from MDC I did a ruthless purge in my walk-in closet and dresser drawers. I got 1.5 large garbage bags worth of too-small-clothes together to donate to charity. I put a couple of pairs of shoes in there that I've hardly worn, but they're too tight now--since having kids my feet have spread -- who knew? Someone will get good use from them.
I also had dd1 give me 1 or 2 toys that she doesn't really like. Of course she gives me her sister's stuff.
I moved one of the toy shelves up to her room so I don't have to keep seeing all the junk on the floor. Drives me nuts. I'm also insisting more now that she clean up after herself more. That's helping some.
More to come.
: YAY! Bet that feels awesome!!
Originally Posted by ian'smommaya
thanks for the idea and incouragement. i really need the list i need to be accountable for what gets done.
ds room was ten hours of work. ten hours. 10 hours. it is just incredible now. beautiful.
Originally Posted by MittensKittens
This is a great thread, I'm subbing! I started spring cleaning yesterday - kitchen and herbs/spices really needed doing, so that is where I started. It looks all fresh and summery now
:! Today, I am hoping to find time to reorganize my fabric stash and other sewing supplies. Does anyone have any idea on how I can make those horrid plastic storage baskets look nice?
My spices/herbs are a mess as well. DD (2) dumped garlic powder out all over inside the cabinet. Ugh. Not sure how to clean that up yet.
Glad it's all pretty again
If the baskets have an open pattern, try weaving some ribbon through the openings. You could color-code them for different fabric types even.
Originally Posted by vegancat
I've had a major cleanout and declutter and have filled the boxroom with stuff for a car boot sale next Sunday (for charity). There are two large plastic tubs, a bag of pillows, three bags of clothes, a box of books and some other odds and ends. I still have a bit to go through and am sure I'll find more stuff to sell, but it feels so good to have made progress!
I also cut the grass, and DH hoovered, dusted and scrubbed the kitchen. We had 15 people over for a potluck yesterday and the house was sparkling! It hasn't looked this good since before DD was born five months ago, what a relief!
As for making plastic bins look nice - what about covering them with nice cloth/paper?
Wow, that's quite the accomplishment!! Congratulations