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Purging and room to breathe!! April 22, 2012

No worries, I’m not referring to bulimia here.  I’ve been dragging out Spring Cleaning here over the last month or so and yesterday we finally got to the girls’ room.  Including garage since their room is the smallest there is overflow in the garage.

We started in the garage.  Donate pile.  Evaluate pile.  Keep pile.  Trash.  I prefer to tackle these things solo, I have my own method.  However, Hubby was home and SO EXCITED I was finally ready to clean it out and the girls were home, too.  Once we got through the garage stuff, we were hitting our stride and the girls were THRILLED to have their room back.

I am a nostalgic person by nature and I have to say, although I like things tidy and in their place I struggle with purging.However, I am ALWAYS thrilled in the end and that motivates me.

Nice, huh?  It’s the only way I can do it.  Just get it all in one spot and go through it piece by painful piece.  It’s amazing what you come across this way.

Until we get the time, money and EXACT idea of what we want to build in the girls’ closet, this is FAR more manageable.  If they only keep it this clean…..

And they love their reading area, complete with their personal boards.  (We made those a few months ago and as you can see ONE of my sweeties has lots to save…the other is more discerning!)

 

5 Responses to “Purging and room to breathe!!”

  1. […] then we went home and CLEANED!  Woo hoo!! Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post.   Leave […]

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Well done on the purging, there’s noting so satisfying! I love the girl’s personal boards…did you make them? Jennifer

    • tracye1 Says:

      Yes, Jennifer. Our boys were done using their old corkboards, so we bought batting, and material, add in the hot glue gun, ribbons and Voilá! We surfed the net for a few ideas, but overall it was super easy!


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