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post #61 of 120
One thing that helps me purge -- I keep three large totes of different colors to make it easier. When I pick an Item up and decide to get rid of it - I already have a place for it.

Green - Freecycle stuff to put at the curb when I get a call on a post I've made.

Red - Stuff to take to the consignment store.

Silver - Stuff to take to Goodwill.

When they are full I load them in the car and drop them off when I am in town.
post #62 of 120
ooh thats a good idea!

i think i'm going to just donate alll the crap thats in my car to goodwill tomorrow. to clear out the car for sorted crap to give away more thoughtfully
post #63 of 120
Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
I love purging so I also got excited when I saw the pics. DH hates it when I go on my purge "rage" as he calls it. I will grab just about anything and throw it out.

My mom is always always ALWAYS saying that my house is a mess and how I haven't figured out how to balance (aka ignore) my children and keep house. I was *thrilled* when I went to her house just this past weekend and noticed the hidden dirt and yuck. Her house is not cluttered with toys and such like mine. However, my house is clean. As in I clean the yuck stuff. I noticed that the bottom, sides, and back of her toilet had not been cleaned in awhile. It was yucky. It made me smile. Why? Because my toilets are clean. I clean the whole toilet and around it at least once a week. I can't stand dirty toilets. So while my kids have their toys all over the floor I don't worry about what yuckness they may be touching when they grab the ball that rolled behind the toilet. I can now say that my house is cleaner than my mom's.

Wow. Got that out. Back to the original thread.
I think we have the same mom.... my mom had 3 of us under two at one point, when my twin sister and I were born and my older sister was just 22 months, so my mom also likes to rub that in for extra "oomph".

Does this sound a teensy bit familiar:
Gee, Amy you only have one kid. I had 3. I did it all. I cooked, I cleaned, I worked, I yadda yadda yadda... You need to..... TUNING OUT HERE...
post #64 of 120
OP-Come on girl we want to see where you're at in this process!! Pics, pics.
post #65 of 120
Originally Posted by mommaof3boz View Post
OP-Come on girl we want to see where you're at in this process!! Pics, pics.
I'll join the chant... PICS, PICS!
post #66 of 120
Thread Starter 
OK, ok!

So- here's the first improvement pix. I didn't do it alone- in fact I hardly did anything but nurse my fussy baby. I got massive help from AngieB- a fellow mama on here who is preggo and still spent a few hours de-scumming the kids room and picking up my living area, too. Thanks so much!
We went through all the drawers and took out all the too small and summer stuff- plus we got rid of two bags of trash. Yikes. But no more vomitting drawers.

I'm submitting more shots of the house and letting you see the rest- so I can be accountable:

Here's my family room:
Notice the white trash bags in the foreground! Gone!
Heres the other side of that room- still needs work- the table is buried.
Here's the kitchens- still needs work:
Dishes need to catch up, island needs clearing, etc.
Bedroom is actually better- but still working on that massive laundry pile.
Downstair bathroom- dirty and junked up, atm.
This is dh's problem- just had to share.

So- I hope to have more improvement by tonight. Stay tuned!
post #67 of 120
Oh wow!! Big improvements! I think your home is adorable. I love the paint colors. It has so much character! Love it. Your house can be clean when the kids grow up and move out.
post #68 of 120
You're getting there mama!!! YEAH! GOOD JOB!!!! Amazing what a little chanting will do. HHHMMM maybe I should try this...clutter, clutter go away and don't come back another day.
post #69 of 120
Lookin' good!
post #70 of 120
Wow, it looks so much better! I agree with the pp, your house looks so cute...I really like the wall colors. Keep it up!

And you have just inspired me to get off my butt and do some much needed cleaning!
post #71 of 120
I am So curious and cant open the links
post #72 of 120
It looks awesome.

I love your house, just love it!
post #73 of 120
Do you live in a cottage? It looks cottage-y!
post #74 of 120

That is quite the improvement.
post #75 of 120
Thread Starter 
Now- I just need to get the rest done so I can take more pix! Unfortunatley i think I may have food poisoning or something today- not good. Not horrible- but enough that not much will get done.
post #76 of 120
I just want to come over and help you was my first thought. I hope it goes ok, Hey one room at a time lady. Thats all you can do!:
post #77 of 120
For a minute I thought you wanted to see pics of my house!
Glad to see that you're making progress. We're all in this together!

post #78 of 120

Beautiful job mama!

Hope you feel better quick.

I think I've seen pics of your house before (the colors are pretty distinctive). Keep up the great work!
post #79 of 120
Thread Starter 
Im better today- I hope to get the downstairs in shape while finishing the laundry.
post #80 of 120
Originally Posted by cdmaze View Post
OK, ok!

This is dh's problem- just had to share.
My dh has the same problem

Great job!

I really like your house.
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