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post #141 of 241
Here is my entry:

http://mamakati.blogspot.com/2007/03...ge-master.html
post #142 of 241
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Originally Posted by mamabearsoblessed View Post
The link didn't work for me, sorry . But I saw a really cool idea where you take an appropriate sized piece of plywood, and cover it with batting (the kind you can use w/ quilting) and then cover that with material. Being sure to pull the material tightly around the back and staple firmly. Then mount onto the wall.
There were some with buttons sewn on, grossgrain ribbon in a sort of memo board design, etc. It sounded pretty easy and looked really cool and very put together.
i was going to say something like this, i was thinking you could always make have pockets to hold a book or glasses or something
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post #144 of 241
Well, we had to take a detour into the rest of the house yesterday when I found more evidence of mice in the bedroom closet! The living room got a deep cleaning and the kitchen got an overhaul. I didn't make any progress on the bedroom, but my pantry is clean (and minty!) and we dragged the fridge out and cleaned behind it, lol.

They're probably all hanging out in the closet now, lol. I'll attack that next.

Aaaargh.

I did continue to freecycle the bedroom stuff, though! And I plowed through 3 boxes of baby clothes, repacked what I wanted and put that under dd's bed!

Jude
post #145 of 241
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Originally Posted by Kateana View Post
I LOVE the switching rooms idea. It sounds like what we did when we moved our two girls into the same bedroom - instead of putting them in the bigger bedroom, we put the beds and dressers in the tiny room and turned the bigger room into a playroom. So the litte room is just for sleeping and getting dressed. It works really really well for us.

Progress here continues. I emptied about 50% of my stuff out of my dresser. I'm working on folding and sorting the remaining laundry up there. I actually got the floor clean and vacuumed!
post #146 of 241
I just found this thread and I'd like to join. My room is the worst in the house. We moved from a slightly larger apartment with a cellar to this trailer. My bedroom became a huge walkin closet. It's better then it was, but I'd really like to get it right. I'll get pictures later.
post #147 of 241
Judging from the pics, many of our problems come form our matresses on the floor. I am going to put up my bed and get bedrails. I can't take it anymore. :
post #148 of 241
So, I had a really hard night last night with DS, but I still managed to make some progress!
  • I purged seven pairs of shoes that got picked up this morning by a Freecycler, and I have nine other pairs that will be in the trash by the end of the week (see this post if you want to know why they're not there yet ). That will bring me to sixteen pairs, and my original goal was only ten!
  • I think I figured out what to do in place of a headboard! I was lying in bed nursing DS, in an oxytocin/prolactin induced state , when I had an idea! I decided that we're going to get an oblong (very long, since we have a king) painting canvas, and do...somethting...on there, with the colors from our linens. My first idea was our family's handprints, but then I realized that 1)It would take a lot of handprints from the three of us to cover the entire canvas, and 2)it would look like a little kid's headboard. So, then I thought about something with Bible scripture regarding families and the home, tying in our family too. DH is a wonderful artist, so he could definitely pull it off. If all else fails, I think we could do something abstract. DH doesn't do abstract art, but I've always wanted to experiment with it, somewhere along the lines of filling balloons with paint and throwing darts at them (yes, I saw that in Princess Diaries). This morning I talked to DH about it, and he really likes the idea, but he wants to go for more of an actual painting than abstract art, which is totally fine. He even had the idea of shoeprints from all of those infamous shoes that are getting dumped, but I haven't figured out yet if he was kidding or not! We won't be starting for a few weeks, because we have to conquer the clutter before we can justify decorating, but I'm so excited!
post #149 of 241
Not much progress in the bedroom the last two days.

But!

I put away a basket of ds's clothes while standing at his dresser and I have to say I LOVE this method. Thank you for sharing it! Usually I sit and fold laundry, only to put it into a basket and not get it put away because someone usually needs some attention.
post #150 of 241
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Originally Posted by triscuitsmom View Post
Are these before or after pics Seriously... those are great before pics. My bedroom hasn't looked that clean since sometime during my pregnancy (and then only for five minutes when I was nesting lol).

You are my inspiration

Thanks

It took a long time to get here, and I'm still not 100% happy with it, but I don't have stress when I enter the room anymore and that was my main goal!
post #151 of 241
My master bedroom isn't quite in dire need of intense decluttering, organizing, etc., but I'm doing a deep clean/purge in preparation for treasure mapping. I saw this thread and thought I'd join in since I needed to do a few things in the bedroom too.

I'm also doing the kitchen, the living room, the dining room, the bathroom (done!), the kids' room, and the basement in March and the beginning of April. I'm really quite busy. This is insane. Thank lordisa I have a small house!

MY MASTER BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR
Here it is (comments below pics describe needs).

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM (Include a picture!)
My "sanctuary" that I got recently - the bedding and bed. I : it!

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY MASTER BEDROOM
The wall color. We live in a rented duplex, so this is what came with it. There are a few spots that need repair due to nail holes, DS1 getting into a tub of lotion, etc. We're planning on painting this summer. Hopefully we'll get to all the rooms we want to! I'm not sure what color for the bedroom though. I was imaging red, but I'm afraid it will be too red. I'll have to discuss it with DH.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
the floor, the closet - I'm the kind of person who can stand clutter as long as I can't see it. We dump clothes on the floor, but they usually get picked up daily. The closet we sometimes just stuff things in. Because of our shoe rack, we can't actually close the closet door, which I don't mind at all since it's got a mirror in there and hooks that hold scarves and things. The bed is the real attraction for us, so seeing the open closet doesn't much matter because we've got the sanctuary!

MY PLAN OF ACTION
-clean out the closet completely: get rid of stuff, organize
-deep clean room
-clean out drawers that haven't recently been cleaned out
-hang up mirror (Christmas present from lunarforest)
-clean out boxes on dresser
-paint walls (will wait until summer)
-fix headboard painting (will have to wait on this as well - hard to do with chilluns under feet)



I spent about four hours on the room today and it's done! I emptied the closet then cleaned it and refilled it, purging and sorting. I vacuumed and dusted, getting the belly cast and behind and under furniture. I also got the corners of the walls & ceiling, catching invisible cobwebs. I even cleaned out all of my jewelry boxes. I cleaned out the dresser in the closet (DS1's) and the other kids dresser in the room (DS2's). The kids tortured each other while I worked.

I have to deal with some things that need to leave the house and a bottle of lotion that does not dispense lotion due to a blockage, but all of that is out of the room! Picture tour of deep clean.

Now on to the rest of the house!
post #152 of 241
Wow, that is quite impressive Anna! Great job.

I will be joining you all soon. We had a minor setback and I am still painting the kitchen. As soon as i finish that I'll hop over here. My bedroom is a closet tho, so this month shouldn't be too bad.
post #153 of 241
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Well, I managed to get those 9 garbage bags of clothes actually to the SA today. Yay!

Got the second of the biggest walls scraped of wallpaper, just a little wall and some parts of the wall with all the doors in it left. Woo hoo. I'm leaning toward yellow for the wall color at this point.
post #154 of 241
Dang, Anna, you are my new inspiration!!! You did all that in 4 hours??? You rock.
post #155 of 241
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Originally Posted by mightymoo View Post
Anyone have a good system for easily identifying sheet sizes? I mean, once I figure out this is a king sheet, any clever way of marking it so I know the next time? I'm thinking I'll write on the tag with a sharpie, but I don't know if that will wash off or not, then I still need to figure out where the tag is.
I don't know about sizes, per se, but I like a Martha Stewart method of organizing sheets - put the set in one of the pillowcases - that way the pieces are altogether in your linen closet. If you have the space, my mom has a separate stack in her linen closet for each size, each set tucked in its pillowcase.
post #156 of 241
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Originally Posted by Miss Juice View Post
Dang, Anna, you are my new inspiration!!! You did all that in 4 hours??? You rock.
Thanks! The room really wasn't bad to begin with. The closet was the main problem and it too wasn't so terrible. I mostly just cleaned and put things back in in a pretty order. I shuffled some items to other rooms, and only had one giveaway bag. But then, I have a whole pile in the basement awaiting a swap a group of us is having, followed by a trip to Goodwill, which is clear across town! (I don't do Salvation Army due to anti-gay policies)
post #157 of 241
I finally got a start today and went through DH's dresser. Pulled out a big pile of shirts he doesn't wear or that are too small etc, then when he came home I asked him to go through what was left and pull out any he wasn't interested in anymore. We have a huge pile on the floor, and I'm only through 3 of his drawers. Can't wait to hit the others!

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Originally Posted by annakiss View Post
I don't know about sizes, per se, but I like a Martha Stewart method of organizing sheets - put the set in one of the pillowcases - that way the pieces are altogether in your linen closet. If you have the space, my mom has a separate stack in her linen closet for each size, each set tucked in its pillowcase.
I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!
post #158 of 241
Anna~ you are a goddess woman! (how's the hand?)

I'm jumping in quickly. DH has decided to paint the bedroom. In "this old house" that we bought, inside work is supposed to be done in the winter, so in nice weather he/we can do outside work. Well, it's March and NOTHING was done this winter! ggggrrrr Throw in some kids sports and dh coaching ds's hockey team and I guess we ran out of time. (and money, but thats another story)

So: WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MASTER BEDROOM:
It's big, has a fireplace (non-working right now) and two closets. Deep windowsills, although the windows are tiny.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST: The slanted walls on either end of the room. Even though the room is big, it kinda squishes it down.

HOT SPOTS:
the floor; dirty clothes everywhere!
the couch; it's a beautiful Victorian, covered with CLEAN outgrown baby clothes (TP here I come)
my dresser top, just clutter, clutter and more clutter

PLAN OF ACTION:
-sort thru baby clothes, sell or donate
-purge my clothes, WASH, fold, put away
-take extra kids books to second hand shop for credit (I have a boxfull of those)
-unpack, put away two boxes STILL sitting in there from our move THREE years ago
-have DH paint
-attach mirror to wall, its leaning now (I hate mirrors, but dh "likes" it)

DH has time this weekend to paint. Also his parents left for Florida, so if we need a place to stay/ sleep, their condo is empty. I'd rather he worked on the living room, because the walls there are yishier, BUT this will finish the upstairs and we have the paint.
post #159 of 241
Ok - I'm going to attack the overflowing T-shirt drawer this weekend. I'm going to limit myself to 15-20! (astounding that that's a limit, but trust me, it is).

Now - what to do with the other T-shirts? Pitch them? Take them to good will? or Cut them up for rags? Is there anything else that can be done with 20-23 T-shirts?

I've also read the instruction manual on my camera phone and if we could find the adapter, I could be on my way to posting pics!
post #160 of 241
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Originally Posted by Ellien C View Post
Now - what to do with the other T-shirts? Pitch them? Take them to good will? or Cut them up for rags? Is there anything else that can be done with 20-23 T-shirts?
Well, if you looked at my pictures, you may remember a bag of old holey socks and underwear - what do you do with those when you have more than enough rags? Here's what I'm going to do - I'm making DS a blanket with loops on the corners for his Lego so they don't lay all over the floor all the time, dumped from buckets - just pick up the blanket and hang it on a hook! So I'm quilting it out of what I've got laying around - socks and underwear either for filler or the backing. I was thinking the socks would be a nice, non-skid back. Same for all those old baby clothes that are too stained to donate or have holes in the knees, toes, etc. from being worn by rough-and-tumble-kill-each-other boys. I've been meaning to turn these into a quilt for a number of years now, but now I'm dedicated to doing it because of my Lego problem. Of course, I've got a number of other projects going on, but that's beside the point - this will happen!

Anyway, there's an idea.
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