Sunday, February 27, 2011

Before/After! :0)

I’m pretty sure I’ve been bitten by the “spring cleaning bug”, even though it’s not quite Spring! :0)  That’s ok…I’ve been VERY productive and have taken a lot of joy in throwing things away! 

It all began with my closet.  I was sick and tired of seeing it a mess.  So last week, I went to Target/Wal-Mart and spent a small fortune purchased shelves, plastic containers, and baskets to store things in.  You would not believe the difference it has made!  I took one room per night and meant to take before/after pictures of everything-which I forgot to do! (That is SO unlike me!)

So far, I’ve gotten through my closet, my bathroom, the kitchen cabinets, and the guest bedroom closet.  I feel so much better already. I HATE clutter!  I still have a little more to do but it’s not a lot!  Yay!

This morning, Jason and I woke up and started working.  We should have gone to church today, and I really don’t have a good reason as to why we didn’t.  I did watch/listen to a pastor from Dallas, Tx live online this morning so I didn’t feel as guilty for missing!

Anyway, as soon as we woke up, we immediately took to working on our flower bed.  It needed quite a bit of work!  We pulled weeds, fixed our water fountain, cut back more winterized plants, and got rid of the ants!  All we have left to do is rake through the bed and plant new Spring flowers!  I’m worried about another freeze coming through, so I think we’ll wait a few weeks before we plant anything.  I know I know…it’s almost March and it hasn’t been cold here in weeks.  WELL, in April of 2007, on our wedding weekend, a huge cold front came through and we had SLEET and frost!  So…I’m traumatized! :0)  No planting I know for sure we won’t have another freeze!

We also worked on our garage.  I sort-of remembered a before picture.  This is more like a half-way finished picture! :0)  That huge shelf on the left wasn’t there before we started our cleaning today…but you can still see the mess!  I was so embarrassed to open my garage and drive my car in…worried about what my neighbors would think!  hah!



After!  Yay!


We have plans to obtain a shed this Spring, so we’ll put our lawn mower and the ladder, rake, lattice work, etc. in there! 

I LOVE productive days and I feel SO much better after I clean!! :0)

A side note from my cleaning fiasco….I’m at 99 followers!!  Wow!!!  Who will be number 100?! :0)  

How did you spend your weekend?


  1. ummm, do you want to come organize my house?

    My weekend was blah we dealt with sick kids

  2. Yay, I love organizing! It makes me almost as happy as running. It looks like you did a lot of work to get everything cleaned up.

  3. I *hate* clutter too! I'm a little weird, but organizing makes me so happy :)

    Thanks for your words of encouragement on my blog - they are VERY appreciated!

  4. yay for organizing! I love before and after pics. That has been the best think about moving...we have gotten rid of so much stuff!!

  5. Nice Job Karen! I would love to see how the closets came out!!

  6. Me! I'm #100. Not sure why I wasn't a follower already! :)

  7. I love to throw stuff away! I get in trouble for throwing stuff away that we need.

  8. That's impressive! You're making me want to start cleaning!


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