Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Before and After

So this morning after I dropped the girls off at school, I went upstairs and walked into their bathroom and found this....


Yes, I took a picture of it. Because really, you can either laugh or cry, right???  I decided to laugh. And take a picture.  And share it on the world wide web.  I guess I'm hoping maybe it might make my girls think twice before using the world as their garbage can - or at least our house anyway.


I mean, this is ridiculous!!   I'm pretty sure I cleaned this bathroom just last week.  I can't even identify everything in this picture.  I think that's my missing candle holder!


I counted twelve hangers on the floor and hanging on towel racks. TWELVE!!!!


But like a good Mommy, I decided to go ahead and clean things right up for my sweet precious little ladies. (who apparently don't care to live as such).


For your viewing pleasure, before and after.  Love the look on the dogs faces - they couldn't believe it either.  Good grief.   When the girls came home from school, I gave a little demonstration on how to replace the toilet paper onto the holder.  It was rather comical as they looked at me as if I had lost my mind.  :)


And behind door number two - behold - a lovely mess.   I'm blaming all this on the recent transition back into the school schedule.  Apparently, all rules are off during the school year regarding any type of cleanliness or order.


And because I just can't deep clean without rearranging furniture, Banana has a fresh new look.  One huge garbage bag of trash and clutter taken from this room.


And behind door number three.  Yet, another mess.  Oh heavenly day.   REALLY?  Have I not taught them ANYTHING?????   This little girl usually loves to keep her room in order.    So.... once again......



A little rearranging, and another huge garbage bag full of trash and clutter and aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.  It feels so good knowing how much junk is gone from our lives.   I went through every single drawer, cabinet, under the beds, under the dressers, every little nook and cranny!!! 

It was all worth every minute of  back-breaking labor today to see those excited little faces and hear so many "Thank You - Thank You"s!!!  So many hugs and "You're the best mom ever!!"s.   Usually when I deep clean and purge their rooms, the order will remain for at least a few months.  When everything has a place and has been repurposed for their current interests, they enjoy keeping things organized. 

I wasn't sure how the teenager would feel about me doing the same thing to her room, but after seeing her two sisters rooms, she gave me the green light!! YIPPEE!!! That's going to have to wait until tomorrow because today was a lot of work.    I've already taken the before picture, so stay tuned for the after picture.  Now, if only I could find that magic wand.........



10 comments:

Susie said...

Oh my word, i'm so impressed with your organisational skills!! Also, i'm just wondering.............if i reeeeaaaally beg will you come fix my house up too???? Pleeeeeaaase??

Caseybumpinalong said...

WOW - you did an amazing job, and all in one day?? The before pics are how my house looks right now :(. If I knew I could have it stay clean for a few months I might attempt the room re-dos, but it's back to a mess after a week right now. Maybe once they get older.....(she said hopefully...)

The Full Nelson said...

wow great job! Love how the rooms got rearranged too...and how they're decorated, so cute!

Wendy said...

I'm relieved to know that my boys are "normal". Thanks for reassuring me that we're not the only ones who have completely "gone mad" rooms and bathrooms! Have fun with K's room today :)

Stiliano said...

Hi! Very interesting post!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I love the bed in the little ones room. So cute and perfect for little kiddos. Good Cleaning:)

Kristi said...

Love everything about this post!

Karen said...

I can't imagine 3 girls in one bathroom, however, we survived it didn't we?? You remind me of mom with your furniture rearranging :) Looks awesome!

Captain Murdock said...

Emily's room is beautiful. I love how you framed her name!

Beth said...

I love seeing inside your home! I must admit I am a bit jealous of all the organizing you are getting done in your home. I long for the day I can do that...but with three under the age of three it doesn't allow me a lot of time to get that type of thing accomplished! Your home looks wonderful!