Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Trashing Out the House

Where have we accumulated so much stuff (toys, clothes, etc) from? It is a good thing my parents are stopping in Sedona, AZ (one of the most beautiful places in AZ) before they come to stay here. I told myself I would spend each day on a separate room and then the house should look somewhat clean and dejunked by the time my folks arrive. I am hitting a snag in my plans though as it took 2 days to do the youngest kids rooms (and their room is not that bad).
I am afraid for Wednesday. That is the day I have told myself I am going into the middle 2 boys room. If I had any guts, I would take a picture and post it. But I don't want the blogging world to see just how bad their room is! I kept asking and pleading with them all of Christmas break to please start picking up their stuff and clean the room. They would make a little progress forward and then about 5 steps back! This morning I gave them the speech that if Mom is cleaning it, then you better not complain if you cannot find something or if something goes missing. My goal is to shock them tomorrow with how well their room can sparkle and how much better it really looks decluttered!
That is one of the best parts of having my parents come down is that the house gets thoroughly cleaned and dejunked. Now if I could just motivate myself to keep the kids helping with this on a weekly basis instead of yearly......


Hezstone January 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

Good for you..I've gone to the other side..I end up getting rid of SO much stuff to make room and then need it..sigh!
My friend literally goes in and gets what is out and throws it away. I have another friend that just puts it in a trash bag and hides it for a month and scares them. LOL The things we do to toture our children. I mean Teach!

rich and steph January 6, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

I like the torture part:) 4 hours later the room is clean, the carpets clean and I am dead tired!! Still have Brandon's room (where my parents stay when they come) and at least mine is easy:)