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...and go clean/declutter for 30min or so (let us know how long you worked on it). Take a before and after picture and share it

If you are nursing a baby while online or only have a few minutes free, do this before you go on the computer again!

I always get sucked into the computer at night...sigh... my only "me' time, but I REALLY need too be cleaning right now!

So I'll be back, before I go to bed to post pictures (unless a baby wakes up, then I'll post tomorrow)

Come on...do it...please...

I don't want to be the only one-

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ok, I did it. The pictures are not that impressive, but it is much cleaner... I'll vacume & stuff in the morning. Here is the bathroom, sorry, it's tiny, hard to get pictures, it took 6 whole minutes, I also swept and cleaned the toilet-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3326557...7610970601187/


Here is the living room, arranged kinda bad right now, I have no idea where to put the train table so it kind of floats around. I spent 35 minutes in here, dusted and organized toys (they all have thir place)...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3326557...7610970734549/

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OT, but the fenced-off woodstove made me giggle. We had that last year, but dd has finally learned the meaning of "hot" and "no touch".

I'll declutter for a bit when she finishes nursing.

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I'm in! I'll post pics here in a few.
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OT, but the fenced-off woodstove made me giggle. We had that last year, but dd has finally learned the meaning of "hot" and "no touch".
I baby sit other kids/babies...better safe then sorry-

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I don't have a camera to use right now, but I am in.


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I'm so not in maybe later, but I wanted to say I love your bookcase green faery! where did you get it?

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Well....I got like 20 min done : Piles and no containers or place to really put it.

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I decided to work on my "junk drawer". It's a catch all for school papers, craft items, pens, toys, etc.

Before

After!

10 or more cookie cutters will be added to it... but I'm going to try to keep the clutter (papers!) out.

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I totally did this and then took pics wit my new camera. Yeah, problem is I don't have a card reader for it's memory stick. My old one (which is the same brand) doesn't fit. Ugh. Off to the store to buy one...

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Thanks for the motivation! No pics because it was nothing extraordinary. But I got up and unloaded and re-loaded the dishwasher, cleaned counters, swept the kitchen, took out the trash, etc. And I decluttered the one counter where everyone seems to dump their gloves, keys, receipts, and who knows what else!
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You scared me!

Ds1 had already washed the plates but the rest was what happens wneh you feed 6 people and don't wash up as you go

Anyhow here's the evidence Before and After

This is the only area of useable worktop in our kitchen and it gets messy very quickly. I should keep it like this all the time but I don't.

Oh I forgot - it was 30 mins exactly and yes that is my fruit sticking out of the crock pot - dual use you know
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I hate it when you take too long to post and have to re-log in and it erases what you just typed!!!!

I'll try again-

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Amylcd- junk drawers are so easy to ignore, it feels so good to go through them!!!

lovesdaffodils- you got a lot done! I think I'm going to try and make it a habit to do one little thing at least before I go on-line

orangefoot-aahhh, don't you love waking up to a tidy kitchen!! I just baked, so I'm off to clean mine before bed.

Earlier when ds2 was napping I cleaned the fridge real quick before going on-line. The pictures aren't real impessive or anything, but I cleaned the shelves with vinegar and got rid of some old stuff, I love a clean fridge!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3326557...7611161219750/


thanks for posting everyone, keep it up.

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Drummer's Wife- the book case ie from Ikea

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thanks!

figured as much since the closest Ikea to me is Tempe, AZ. All the good stuff is from there...

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Earlier when ds2 was napping I cleaned the fridge real quick before going on-line. The pictures aren't real impessive or anything, but I cleaned the shelves with vinegar and got rid of some old stuff, I love a clean fridge!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3326557...7611161219750/

thanks for posting everyone, keep it up.
wow, I'm impressed ... a clean icebox is so refreshing
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Drummer's Wife- the book case ie from Ikea

I like it too. I have one that I use as a knitting chest. All of my knitting supplies must fit inside it, or I have too many knitting supplies.

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Earlier when ds2 was napping I cleaned the fridge real quick before going on-line. The pictures aren't real impessive or anything, but I cleaned the shelves with vinegar and got rid of some old stuff, I love a clean fridge!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3326557...7611161219750/


thanks for posting everyone, keep it up.
I love a clean fridge too!
I had to laugh when I looked into your fridge--it looks so much like mine, right down to what looks like the Wholesome Sweeteners molasses, Simply Natural ketchup and maranatha nut butter. None of my IRL friends' fridges look this way, lol. I have to know, though...what's in your butter tray?

I feel a 5-minute fridge declutter coming on...

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In my butter tray there are 'omega truffles', they're dark chocolate with all these omega rich oils in it. I think it's just an excuse to eat chocolate

Your fridge looks great, and only 5 min!

I'm hoping to do my office tonight- it's REALLY bad, the pictures are an embarrassment! Hopefully I'll post picts tonight

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Must I..Must I really....?

oh all right..BRB...

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hmmm..I don't seem to have much motivation...
I put the dishes away and boiled the kettle. Now Im taking my tea to bed.

Tommorow I clean the fridge! and maybe the cubboards too!

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This is too funny. Thanks for the kick in the rear end!!! I am off to fold and put away laundry. I have several loads, but it is not terrible interesting so I won't be taking photos - I will update however!
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I'm in today. My children got into the toilet paper. It's a disaster here.

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My messy room before and after (for those of you following this before...my dh found me some batteries so the after pics are finally up!! I just realized i still need to take a pic of the dresser though (it is clean now exept for a few socks that need to get matched up)

Before:
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2413.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2414.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2415.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2417.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2416.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2418.jpg

After:
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http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2420.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2421.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2422.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/100_2423.jpg

Thanks for this thread! It totally motivated me. I cleaned half of the room during ds's very short nap and then finished it up over the next hour with a few breaks here in there to read ds the various books he kept picking out.

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Alrighty... :
I have finished the basement!
The basement is the play, craft area, laundy and storage closet. It also holds a TV, but nobody watches TV down there.
I decluttered, organised and tidied. I even swept and mopped!
Took about an hour

Im going upstairs now....:

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dang it! I was all set to type my excuse, I thought 30 Rock was coming on but it's Wed not Thur! It would be my only time with DH today, but he's working still (works at home), so I guess I'll go do it...

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hollytheteacher : you really knocked that one out of the ballpark! Cleanin' Machine! Very well done, indeed,.
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My messy room before and after (for those of you following this before... few breaks here in there to read ds the various books he kept picking out.

Good job! I must confess I enjoyed looking at your before pics the most, I love to see a home as untidy as my own!! Now you've spoiled all my fun and made me think I have to get my ass in gear
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No pics, but curses! I saw this thread yesterday and got off my duff and got my laundry completely caught up. I only intended to spend 30 minutes cleaning...I came up for air 6 hours later. Had an unexpected day off yesterday and today. Snow-days. Thank goodness I'm salaried, so my paycheck is not affected, otherwise I'd be losing over $125 a day and my kids do not go to daycare. I'm feeling bad for those paid by the hour and still have to pay their daycare provider. Now, I really need to get up and work on the playroom so we have spaces to put all the goodies my kids are getting for Christmas...
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I need to find the camera! Hopefully this will keep me motivated. I always feel like such a slob when I go to other people's homes and everything is so tidy!! I know that they have a closet that they just don't open though!!!

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