Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Beginning

This is what I'm starting with: Total messy diaster. We seriously kick a path through the living room most evenings in case we need to get downstairs in the middle of the night so we don't step on something and get injured. This picture doesn't even do it justice. You can't see the cereal crumbs and handfuls of tiny black rocks thrown out of the fireplace.
The kitchen/art floor... millions of slippy magnets everywhere. A big plastic kitchen that was all the rage for several months last year but lately is just a nuisance when we try to actually shut the door to the bathroom.
And the mess continues into the art/office/spare/storage room. Yep that's a big sand and water table on top of Zola's desk. The table obviously hasn't made it's way outside where it belongs yet. And those shelves are full of art supplies that would be much more useful if we could get to them. And where in the world am I supposed to set up the stuff for homeschooling???


Anonymous said...

A day at a time. This is going to be a great before and after picture series!

Anonymous said...

Cleaning out/organizing always creates a bigger mess before it gets better. Congratulations on the start!!

Renee said...

We also kick a path through our living room because there is so much mess and we forget to remind Alisa to clean it up and we are too tired at the end of the day to clean it and realize it will just be back again as soon as the kids are awake so why bother (yes, that's a run-on sentence). BUT, we also decided that things have got to change and change NOW. So we have begun the journey (but I forgot to take good "before" pictures so now no one will ever see how bad it really was)...the "great deep clean and decluttering"!