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Spring Cleaning

Posted on: March 26, 2011

We’re doing a little Spring cleaning around our house,  inspired by Simple Mom.  Unfortunately I only found the blog a few days ago, so we’re getting into the project a little behind.  We did manage to make some major headway on the playroom today though.

Before/During:

Sorry about how awful this pic is, I forgot to check the flash.  But, you get the idea. 

And After:

Made a lot more room in there, by taking the slide outside for the summer (even though I had to the destroy the “club” to do it, and Owen will apparently be very mad at me).  Threw out the makeshift coffee table.  Bought a few boxes for those bottom shelves, and actually brought toys from the bedroom to put into them– SO SICK of the messy bedroom.  Packed up toys for when Baby Arthur is ready to use them (lots of Little People) to make room for the “new” toys.   Filled up the hotwheels organizer, then Lillian emptied them back out before I could take the pic.

Probably should’ve taken before and after pics of the bedroom too, but that would have required actually finishing the bedroom.  With half a week for the whole project, and a 2-week-old, that was NOT happening.

I did find time to go through the kids clothes though.  Packed up a whole box of L’s winter and outgrown stuff.  B and Arthur only had a few things each, because I went through their stuff recently (and Arthur hasn’t been around long enough to grow out of too much stuff!).  Didn’t make for very impressive before and afters though.

Looking forward to painting and redoing the floors in the playroom VERY SOON.  Then we’ll have some more impressive after pics. 🙂

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2 Responses to "Spring Cleaning"

WOW. Impressive in any circumstance, but especially with a newborn. 🙂 Looks great!

Owen’s bedroom fort got destroyed too, poor kid. I needed cardboard to make Caroline’s “new” play kitchen. 🙂 So I guess the boys will get to build something all over again. Isn’t that half the fun anyway?

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