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post #21 of 57
Mightymoo, are we twins who were separated at birth?

My camera broke (right after I took like 40 pictures christmas morning : ), so I don't have photos to share. But you're not alone!!

My house happens to be tidy right now because we were out of town for the last 4 days. Tomorrow, it's all downhill again...
post #22 of 57
Great thread! I am a very recently reformed clutter junkie. Off to take pics of my new place, as soon as the bub goes down to sleep...
post #23 of 57
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Great thread! I am a very recently reformed clutter junkie. Off to take pics of my new place, as soon as the bub goes down to sleep...
I call my son bub too.
post #24 of 57
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I call my son bub too.
post #25 of 57
My foyer:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1182.jpg

Living room:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1185.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1184.jpg

(gate I put up after the doggie/toddler drama I posted in Pets):

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1186.jpg

Computer area:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1187.jpg

Kitchen:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1188.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1190.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1194.jpg

Bathroom I share with my housemate (I have the front of the house, she has the back, bathroom in the middle):

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...HPIM1129-3.jpg

Kiddo's bedroom is a wreck, altho I cleaned it this morning:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...0/HPIM1197.jpg

My bedroom isn't that great either, although I just spent ages in there folding laundry and changing the bedsheets:

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...HPIM1131-5.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...HPIM1133-4.jpg

Cute sleeping kidlet :

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...HPIM1132-4.jpg


ETA - I know it's not perfect, but honestly having a place this nice is *huge* for me. I've never been able to do it before. I moved about a month ago and I got rid of tons of crap I'd been holding onto for years. And suddenly, we can breathe, there is lots of space to hang out and play, and I can find clothing and matched pairs of socks when I need them... for the first time ever. I'm so thrilled with my space.
post #26 of 57
Umm, thismama, your house looks great. Really, it does. I mean if my house looked like that on any given day, i would be very happy. Though, I almost feel like taking some updated pics. We did have to clean today. And I admit that it only took us a half hour, we are having company over tomorrow. So really, it is much better than it used to be. But still, I find myself not wanting to take pictures of my girls often because my house, mostly our living room where they play, is always messy. I don't mind, but all the pics get sent to our family who are more on the neat side. Something that shouldn't worry me but then it just does.
post #27 of 57
mightymoo, I like your art. The only change I would make is stacking the two smaller prints (or paintings, I can't tell) in another spot (maybe the one on the far right of the first living room photo?). I really like your green walls, and I feel for you and the wallpaper. Previous owners "blessed" us with some that I swear came from a line called "Snow Birds in Florida". Shudder. You guys have so much that I would definitely go with a rented machine.

Wild Flowers, I would just stack the boxes in the yard or on the porch and Freecycle them. Everyone needs moving boxes.

cdmaze, I love your dog. And your kitchen floor. And how cozy those babies look on the couch. (I just read that they're sick. Poor boobies!)

Ambrose, I just can't get over how cute the tushy is.

Sihaya, I lovelove your screen. That is beautiful.

Sammsma, I love your kitchen cabinets. Just the right shade of wood and the lines are so nice. I desperately want to paint ours, but I can't justify the work. (read "I'm too lazy") And I love the sloped ceiling int eh girls' room. I always thought it would be so cool to have a room like that.

thismama, you have the best grown-up playsilks ever! I am nuts about that one in the kitchen. I dream about putting up a big tapestry or batik.

I am going to have to come back and edit because I cannot multiquote. Dur.
post #28 of 57
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Ambrose, I just can't get over how cute the tushy is.
Thank you! It was my only opportunity for a tushy shot. She refuses to lay on her tummy for that dreaded but always done tushy in the tub shot.

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I like how your kitchen looks out into the living room. I wish mine weren't so broken up! Your couch looks so comfy...and like the cushions don't come off. And that bedroom looks so familiar to me!
Thank you! The couch- eh. Comfy but not comfy enough IMO. The bottom cushion DOES come off but is very difficult for DD to do. As for the bedroom--- perhaps it is a bit like yours :
post #29 of 57
My house is a huge mess right now! I don't want photographic evidence either.

We are moving and the living room has an entire wall stacked with boxes. The office has just enough room to get in and to the computer. And the toys are everywhere in all the other rooms as well as clothes that need to be given away or folded.
post #30 of 57
Pictures taken this evening. I'm mildly embarrassed by a few of the messes, but overall, I'm happy with how clean it is given the effort I put into cleaning (minimal) and how many people I clean up after (7).
Picture Gallery: taken out for privacy, they were up long enough

My dad's room, the upstairs bathroom and DD's room aren't pictured.
post #31 of 57
oh boy.... the embarassment begins... i took these pictures about 2 days after Christmas (before i started a MAJOR declutter project). We had a house full of people and all of their mess and germs!!!!! DH deleted a lot of the pics, but i'll share with you the one's that i still have on the camera and post back once i'm finished!!!! the worst rooms happened to be the ones he deleted (bath and living room) ~ our guest room and dining room stay pretty clean for the most part!

the laundry room:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas029.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas030.jpg

the other side of the laundry room that we use as an office:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas041.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas036.jpg

our kitchen:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas063.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas064.jpg

the nursery (aka - clutter catcher!):

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas061.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas062.jpg

our bedroom:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas047.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas059.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...ristmas050.jpg
post #32 of 57
Thanks for the love about my place. I adore it, honestly, it is not fancy or huge but it is so *me* and it feels so nice and warm to me. Being able to keep a home I can enjoy being in is a skill that has been hard-won for me.

My 'playsilks' teacup - I hadn't thought about them that way! I am a huge second hand shopper, literally almost every single thing in my house has been found second hand or curbside or gifted or 'inherited' from somewhere, and I always get pretty cloths whenever I see them at Goodwill or Value Village or wherever.
post #33 of 57
TM, I still can't believe you just moved in there! It looks fantastic~ so homey

carolina, I love your kitchen (the kitty too). We recently painted ours and left some of the cupboard doors off. The dishes are much more accessible and it looks very open.
post #34 of 57
OT but Carolina , the pics in your sig are wonderful! What a beautiful family. Ohh and nice color in the kitchen too!
post #35 of 57
teacup, they are mostly boxes from things we have bought/when we were redoing our kitchen, so yes, that does mean they have been there for 8 months...I am not sure if anyone could get anything out of them. If they could, I would be using them to pack stuff up to goodwill with. They just need to be recyled.
post #36 of 57
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Sammsma, I love your kitchen cabinets. Just the right shade of wood and the lines are so nice. I desperately want to paint ours, but I can't justify the work. (read "I'm too lazy") And I love the sloped ceiling int eh girls' room. I always thought it would be so cool to have a room like that.
Thanks. We had the cabinets put in a little over a year ago and I still love them. Our kitchen was so terrible before. It was small, cramped, with very little storage. My girls love their sloped ceiling, but I hate it. It makes storage difficult and I bump my head at least once each and every time I'm up there. I do love the amount of light the sky lights let in, though. I took those pictures at night, but during the day the sun just floods into their room.
post #37 of 57
post #38 of 57
just wanted to say how inspiring this thread was for me last night. did major cleaning. can't takes pics right now but lets just say i have areas i really need to clear out and clean.

the garage is a biggie. thats where all my de-cluttered stuff to yardsale/donate goes. temporarily anyway.

the computer room is another project. i got two filing cabinets a while back and i've been tackling the scary boxes of paperwork...very slowly in addition to the closet which is full of stuff to e-bay. and i have a chair full of boxes filled with random wiring and cords. its bad.

dds room is my current obsession. she has boxes filled with tiny plastic toys, barbies and horses.

well company just turned up but i'll revell in my sucess areas later...
post #39 of 57
because i slept in today, i have a small pile or rabbit poop on my bedroom floor, next to his litter box, and down stairs in my living room. my bed is unmade, my bathroom is messy (dirty clothes in a pile to be taken down to wash, clean clothes not on the hooks), and i have dishes in the kitchen that need to be washed (about 15 dishes).

also, my dining room table has a number of piles of papers--work papers for me, work papers for DH, a box to be sent back (returns), two envelops for people to whom i'm sending something, and the tax information for the accountant.

so, all in all, not too bad.
post #40 of 57
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Sihaya, I lovelove your screen. That is beautiful.
Thanks! We originally were supposed to move into a studio apt in someone's basement and I bought the screen on eBay to break up the living space from the sleeping space (which now seems ridiculous to me because we sleep in our living room). But when that fell through, I didn't really have anywhere to put it. I'm still not really happy with where it is now and have no idea where to put it in our new place (which we haven't seen the inside of yet).

Posting pics here inspired me to do some basic picking up and run a load of dishes yesterday. It's much nicer in here now. I also pulled everything out of the closet in the spare room and DH and I are planning to do some decluttering in there this evening. I am much more inspired to get it done ASAP now that it's all spread out on the floor instead of hiding neatly in the closet.
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