Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Cleaning-Start at the very beginning!

spring cleaning

My wonderful older sister is a natural at organizing and cleaning house. As for me, well, let's just say I have other talents :-) I try hard to make organizing feel natural, but it just doesn't happen. She is coming to my rescue this week and helping me organize my house and clean.

I am trying to make room for the special things of my Mother's that I want to keep. So some things have to leave my house!

Recently I posted that I needed to find a place for my sewing things. She helped me move my sewing area, and turned it from this:

Into this state of organized bliss! I actually moved all my sewing things upstairs in my boys room. Their room is pretty large, and they have bunk beds, so they are sharing part of their room with me :) It's not the perfect solution, but I think it will work alright. When I want to sew, all the children can come upstairs and play with the toys in the room.

I love my Janome sewing machine! My same sister gave it to me as a wedding gift, and what a blessing it has been! My Serger is a craigslist find, and so far, I am happy with it.

She had the great idea to put all my fabric on this shelf, which is really sturdy.

Tomorrow, my sister is coming back and we have plans to tackle the downstairs. I have a pile of stuff to get rid of, and hopefully it will grow substantially tomorrow! We filled up three trash bags full of trash (boys have a way of collecting trash!). The plans are to organize my bedroom and my girl's bedroom for sure. I'll be sure to take some before and after pictures of my girl's room. I'll even share some great gift ideas for little girls, as my daughter just had her third birthday party and was given some really neat gifts! :)

I'm super excited, as we have a special series coming up next week! You'll have to wait on the topic, but I think you will find it interesting. :)

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At March 31, 2011 at 12:14 PM , Blogger Mama Chocolate said...

Looks great! I need an organized sister to come help figure it out! LOL!
I was just thinking I need to get on some spring cleaning and organizing've inspired me to actually START! :-)

At March 31, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Blogger Gabe said...

It looks great! I love cleaning up and organizing too (or at least the results!), but like you it does not always come so naturally. I struggle with the upkeep and those last things that I've forgotten to find a place for (but need to keep around). I can't wait to see what you are able to do in the other rooms!


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