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Before Cleaning

After... Still isn't quite right

Better!

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very nice work!
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Thank you! Of course, 5 mins after that picture was taken I dumped clean diapers on the table to be folded Such is life as a mom!

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We moved recently so I wanted to share our new set-up. Not quite done yet, but good for now.

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very pretty!
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I've been de-cluttering and we finally got to re-do part of the living room last weekend... I saw a similar idea on the Ikea Hacks blog and have wanted to so something similar for years! We got rid of the tv and big entertainment center and now will use the computer for dvd watching. It added seating and storage, I love it! We have a smallish house (1198 sq ft) and it's always a struggle to keep things tidy with 5 people and various pets.

So here is the re-done half:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/...422e653116.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/...cb721879f4.jpg

The rest of the pics are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdahlst...7623607688681/

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looks nice! i love window seats!
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here is our home in NZ as it currently is. there is a table in the lounge (upside down) and for some reason i don't have a photo of the kitchen. LOL but here's what i do have:

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Here is an updated version of my house.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8006895...7608843269896/

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those are really lovely pictures. i love the quilt on top of the washer and dryer. i don't know why it struck me so, but it's lovely.
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Here is an updated version of my house.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8006895...7608843269896/
I sure would love to have your bookshelves, they are stunning!

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here is our home in NZ as it currently is. there is a table in the lounge (upside down) and for some reason i don't have a photo of the kitchen. LOL but here's what i do have:

Home
Wow...I can't even detect a speck of clutter in your home zoebird!

It looks like a lovely place...love the one with your child playing.

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Traci I love it!

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Here is our listing. ( we sold it yesterday in one week excatly!)
http://CARMLS.fnismls.com/publink/de...42b&Report=Yes

Ever since I found FlyLady it stays like this now

Living DAIRY AND GLUTEN FREE for my SPD and Aspergers Little Man.
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here is our home in NZ as it currently is. there is a table in the lounge (upside down) and for some reason i don't have a photo of the kitchen. LOL but here's what i do have:

Home
I like your bedroom with the big window behind the bed!

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zoebird, lovely home...

Thank you all for the nice comments. As you can tell, I am not a minimalist but everything in my home is either functional or brings me joy. (preferably both )

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i think that's really important, traci.

np: congrats on selling in a week! looks great too!

cw: thanks. it's because we don't own a lot of stuff, and i keep on top of what comes in. it's hard to keep on top of DH, he loves his piles! but, i make him go through them every week and file accordingly. it's not always easy, though. he puts up a fuss! lol

the space is small enough that i can pick up pretty quickly. DS had all of his toys strewn across the living room last night, and i thought DH had picked it up before bed (i'm not feeling well, so i went to be early). he hadn't, and so i woke up to a mess. Dh had also used a lot of dishes at breakfast this morning, left his laundry everywhere, and so on.

so, i managed to pick up the place in about 20 minutes--made the bed, picked up dirty clothes, put away his PJs, cleaned up the kitchen, picked up DS's toys and straightened up the bathroom. pottied DS of curse and got him squared away, and then made breakfast for he and I.

now i'm waiting on DH to get home (he had to let a painter into our business to finish a job), so that we can finish the communications invoicing.
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we're on room 4 (6 rooms and 2 hallways left!) of our house renovations (i've put up nursery pics before.)

playroom before and after (major clutter difference here!) it's not quite done but you get the point:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...april20003.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...april20001.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n.../oct345055.jpg

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living room before and after (ugly purple trim and stupid light blocking book shelf gone):

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http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...ugust17038.jpg


dining room before and after:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...house010-1.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n...er/01-0710.jpg
I love your flooring! Beautiful house!

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We seem to keep moving and the houses keep getting smaller. Here is where we are currently living and it's about 1100 sq ft with no garage and virtually no storage for our family of four + a parrot. It's really easy to keep clean though, I love the tile floors! I use the closet in the older girl's room exclusively for storage and they keep their clothes together in the littler girl's room. I vacuum the entire house Mon & Fri & scrub floors on Mondays, the other cleaning is mixed between those days based on demand. I keep laundry simple by using only white towels & sheets for all the beds.

http://lowefamily.livejournal.com/40390.html

Thanks for looking!

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redhen it's o so pretty. where did you get your flour bins?

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i am in awe of so many of you and your homes! I am working on mine, but it's very much a workin progress! I am currently working on the dining room. Suggestions for colours is welcome!

My home.

So pretty! Nice clean lines!

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took some crappy pictures with my phone and have them on Facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...9&id=566221978

does that link work for you all?

love my clean house!~
I love your house, The shelves around the window in the bedroom, the living/dining room, and the laundry room with the nice cabinets and cute little window! Very nice!

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Here's my house... certainly not clutter-free but it's cozy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2382733...7612170505819/
What a beautiful home!

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Thanks. The flour bins are actually pet food bins and they're from Simply Organized... which is pretty much the Hawaii version of The Container Store.

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here is our home in NZ as it currently is. there is a table in the lounge (upside down) and for some reason i don't have a photo of the kitchen. LOL but here's what i do have:

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your house is so peaceful looking, zoebird!! love the bedroom area. very light and modern bed. and the windows are to die for.

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Here is an updated version of my house.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8006895...7608843269896/
i like your cabinets and sunny yellow kitchen and i DREAM of having a "library" (as you have one of sorts in your dining room)!

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I love your flooring! Beautiful house!
thank you! DH is currently finishing the trim in the playroom so now we can put up curtains and all the artwork i've collected (some from great etsy shops)!!! i'm so excited about that. i'll have to post pics. next project: upstairs bathroom i just wish renovating was cheaper.

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We seem to keep moving and the houses keep getting smaller. Here is where we are currently living and it's about 1100 sq ft with no garage and virtually no storage for our family of four + a parrot. It's really easy to keep clean though, I love the tile floors! I use the closet in the older girl's room exclusively for storage and they keep their clothes together in the littler girl's room. I vacuum the entire house Mon & Fri & scrub floors on Mondays, the other cleaning is mixed between those days based on demand. I keep laundry simple by using only white towels & sheets for all the beds.

http://lowefamily.livejournal.com/40390.html

Thanks for looking!
i love the pattern you chose for your kitchen curtains!

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Hiya. I'm getting closer! A couple more spaces are done, so I thought I'd post finally.

I moved to a smaller place this winter and only brought a pull-out couch and a dining room buffet with me for furniture. So I'm pretty much starting from scratch. It's been kind of fun to do things with just my taste in mind!!

So I already posted my pretty room somewhere on this forum.

I also have finished DS's room as much as it's going to be done. I want to get some shadow box cubes to put up the vintage toys I got. But right now, he'd just be trying to get them all the time. And he clearly needs a bed-skirt. I haven't decided about curtains. Maybe--he seems to be past the spinning in curtains phase. I just used a pressure rod in my own room and it worked great. I'm not going to do much more. His clothes are all in my dresser (a repurposed dining room buffet).

And the living room! I didn't have a separate playroom in this little house, so I had to make some tough decisions about what stayed and what didn't. I'm happy with the end result. Everything has a place. It's definitely child centric, but he's half of this household. Having his things nicely displayed is comfortable for both of us.

So the only projects left are to do a fabric in embroidery hoops thing on the wall above the dining table. And to organize the storage area downstairs.

Oh, I didn't pick the paint colors. Most people ask me "can you paint if you want?" when they come in. But I hate painting and I don't hate the colors. So I'm working with what's here.
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