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Friday, February 6, 2009

Spring Cleaning

David and I started Spring Cleaning over the Christmas Break. There is nothing I love more than weeding out a room. That's rather sad, isn't it?

Maybe it comes from growing up in a military family where we moved and cleaned out a lot. Maybe I get it from my mom who likes the same. Maybe it's that recycling gene in me. David definitely likes a non-cluttered look so maybe he's the influence. Regardless, I love organizing and getting rid of all that stuff we don't use.

And it's not just me. A co-worker said to me in early January that she smiled all the way to Goodwill with a truck full over the holidays because she too had weeded out her house and it felt so good. I shared her enthusiasm.

Last weekend we worked on the office. It's a loft above our kitchen and I have not enjoyed going into it for awhile. The boys are great about putting things away in the house. All the office stuff I just kept saying "just stick it on the desk." Thomas said - "but there's no room anymore!"

Desk Before
Desk After

Tall Shelves Before
Tall Shelves After

Low Shelves Before

Low Shelves After

Low Shelves After

I see from these pictures that it doesn't look ALL that different. Believe me, it is. We cleaned out every drawer in the desk and discarded a ton of stuff. And now I actually enjoy going in there just to look around!

(A big thank you to Thomas for taking the "before" pictures and for helping with the big clean up)

5 comments:

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Holy mackeral - your "before" pictures look like what my "after" pictures would look like. :)

I am SO READY for spring cleaning. But I think I'll wait until I can actually open windows!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Doesn't it feel great to get organized? Happy Saturday!

Jen said...

Looks great. I am so dreading the spring cleaning.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I'm thinking your before pics look pretty darn good!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

I sure wish my house looked like your before pictures! My house is ten times worse!!!
Great job. I always like the sense of accomplishment after a deep clean.