We have officially lived in our house for two years. Wow. That's crazy. It feels like we just moved it. But at the same time it feels like we've lived here a long time. The accumulation of stuff would lead you to believe we've lived here for ten years!! We are S-L-O-W-L-Y working on getting rid of "stuff"...paring down, de-cluttering, call it what you will. We really know what needs to be done but finding the time to get it done has proven harder than we thought. Life just keeps going. No stopping to spend a day de-cluttering...or deep cleaning...yeah, don't check my ceiling fans...just saying.
About two weeks ago I took the Monday morning that Greg was home and spent time cleaning up Micah's room. I put toys back in their proper place, got rid of trash, put clothes away, etc. My kids don't really play with things in their intended purpose, which is fine, I like that they are using their imaginations. It just means that things end up all over the place. So every once in a while it's really necessary for a good deep clean and organize to happen. This weekend it was time for the big girls room to get cleaned. We've picked up their room and organized before (last summer when they spent a week with gma and gpa I cleaned) but it hasn't been THIS clean in a LOOOOONG time.
Once everything was put back we dusted and vacuumed and called it a day. I figured it may never be this clean again so I decided to document this moment and take time to share their room with you here. I am no room stagger. I'm not a professional interior decorator. I know what I like and I try to make it work within my budget. I love to create things for my kids rooms and I want the things on their walls to be meaningful and cute!
I didn't really get a good BEFORE photo but I did snap this one on my phone right after I hung up Naomi's name above her bed. So you can see a little bit how there's stuff all over...under the beds, dresser, on top of the dresser and the corner of the room by the girls shelf was a MESS!!! so, here's BEFORE...with cute little Abi!!
Ahhh, that's MUCH better!!
Someday I will get that painting finished!!
Looks like I should get around to putting Hannahs baby photos in the frame too!!
Here are the two boxes of stuff we moved out of the room. The big box is things to donate and the smaller box is things that were in the girls room but really didn't belong there!!
It feels so good to have this room cleaned up. I hope the girls can keep it clean at least for a little while. We do plan on going through and de-cluttering and getting rid of more stuff but it had to be cleaned before I could do that. I hope to share some of the other room updates we've been up to lately soon also!! Think wall paper removal and PAINT!! yay!!