I failed!! Do you remember my post on February 1st ~ A Bag A Day ~ My fabulous idea to purge my house of clutter 1 brown bag at a time?! Yep… I failed! In early February I took my first 7 bags into the kids rooms… and 4 large tote boxes… and I purged! I didn’t manage to photograph all the before and afters but I captured enough to give you the idea!?? So I enthusiastically started in my kids rooms, we sorted, cleaned, purged, filled brown bags and four colored totes … and then…I even started my bathroom before I put my daughters room back together! and then…. I went to the dentist… and I got deeper into blog land… and well…. my daughters room still needs to be put back together! a month later!! and the rest of my bags still sit empty!
So my fabulous Early Spring Cleaning is going to be edging closer to Spring Cleaning! ha ha!
Flash forward 20 days later?
TAKE 2 ~ 1 Brown Bag A Day!!
Would you like to see what I actually DID do before the dentist and before I got sucked into the depths of beautiful, wonderful blogland?!! =)
My son Sammy’s Room ~
sorry ~ we had already started sorting before I wised up and got the camera!
We sorted ~ and used Peter Walsh’s clever piles ~ keep, toss, donate, sell! The green and purple totes you are about to see are the “sell” piles ~ really I did more than 7 bags in the kids rooms b/c the totes count too!
Sammy’s room is a fun room when it is clean ~ I proudly painted it myself!! The kids may have rolled a few lines on the walls in the Spirit of “helping”. The road is painted with chalk board paint and we used/use soap stone to write on it…it is far less dusty!!
The closet is open and a useful space ~ when it is tidy and organized. I used some cheap $16 wire shelves to hold toys on one side and clothes on the other! His room is so small – so we opened up the closet and got a loft bed to add functional storage and play space!
oops ~ another sell item out of order!
Abby’s lovely purple room! Also painted by yours truly! What a mess! She has a much bigger but odd shaped room ~ we also opened up her closet b/c we liked the open feel!
On my next Bag a Day Post ~ Hopefully next week I will squeeze it in?! ~ I will post her finished organized room! I also took pictures of the 2 purple bins full of barbies and horses ~ that will be her “sell” items if we manage a garage sale this year! Currently the purple bins are MIA in the garage I suspect?!! SO ~ Here are the 7 bags from my first purge week WAY back in early Feb!! The bags include items to toss, recycle, donate and a few “sell” items that didn’t fit into her purple totes!
Not bad, eh? or Not bad, huh?!
I have rights to both phrases as we are a blended American/Canadian family! =)
This is only 7 of my 10 brown bags I managed to complete ~ the other 3 were filled from under MY bathroom sink … just MY side!! How embarrassing! I should have taken a before picture… lesson learned! Here is the underside of my sink now… and the 3 bags!! One to recycle, toss, and donate.
Now… if you will excuse me I have some brown bags to fill! =)
Have a Great Weekend ~ I am hoping to drive to Marysville to hang with my sisters tomorrow!
… in the rain!
I might be around on Sunday.. for a few minutes… maybe?!