Friday, June 27, 2008

Dream On - Room of 1000 smells

In an effort to make last weeks clean claim on the master bedroom hold I decided to tackle the biggest contributor to its clutter. The Laundry Room or the room of a thousand different gross and disgusting (so you better not let it sit too long) smells associated with dirty clothes.

I have to admit it’s one of my harder rooms to clean and keep clean. I’m not a laundry person. Sure I can crank out pile after mountainous pile through the machines any old given day. But it’s what happens after they come out of the dryer that has me in a pickle. I’d usually haul them upstairs to my bed to be sorted at bedtime.

Anyway, the washer was working overtime trying to clear out some of the stench – but no matter what there will always be laundry. I’ve just got to form some new habits like folding the clothes as soon as they come out and getting the munchkins to help. That’s the hum-dinger. My four oldest know how to do laundry but I routinely take on the task without asking for help.
Be thankful you don’t have smell-o-vision today because these before pictures are sure stinkers.

I realize the pic's are a little yellow. It's because I still haven't got the flash fixed on my camera.

Yeah, now I finally have a counter upon which I may fold more and more and more.

And as always I provide more than one view of the chaos.

And it's dreamy view of after the clutter is gone. I was thinking it's a bit sparse as was my bedroom. So someday in the future I may have to consider some decorative touches that make me want to spend time in this room.

I'm having a hard time finding a path to the garage door without stepping on something.

Never mind, solved!

Not only did I clean the room but I also wiped down and got my clutter purging thing going on in some of the cabinets.

Wow, empty space. It's been so long since I've seen some.

O.K. last set of pictures. I promise.

I feels so good to be done with it. Now's just the hard part in seeing if I did enough to maintain it.

The bonus is the rooms of the Princess's and my bedroom that I cleaned over the past two weeks have amazingly stayed clean. No clutter creep to report on those beauties!

Almost makes me want to keep cleaning.


Faith said...

I think you are just moving the clutter out of the room to snap the pictures and then putting it back ;] Okay... I'm just insanely jealous! Good job!

Trena Doll said...

The room looks great. And I agree that the munchkins should be asked to help on a regular basis.

It's amazing how quickly you can fold a single load of laundry fresh out of the dryer. Every now and then I tell myself it will take too much time and the clean clothes pile up, unfolded, in laundry baskets. Suddenly a 5 minute task takes hours and even days to accomplish.

fawndear said...

O.K. ya got me Faith. To be honest I do have some stuff from the rooms I've cleaned that I really don't know what to do with it yet. So I've got a location where all the homeless items go. I'm saving it for my very last project. If by the time I find my whole house I haven't located a place for these unmentionables then they aren't worth keeping. My thrift and junk piles are growing again and I can't wait to get rid of all the extras.

Mel said...

Wow, thats impressive!

Alisha said...

I wish my before and afters could look like that. I have to go through all my belongings before I leave on the mission before I come to find that mom's just thrown it all out.
It's so good to see pictures of your family. Such a beautiful family. Bryan is ecstatic about visiting.

Susanne said...

Nice work! I admit, folding and putting laundry away is one of my downfalls, too...

Deanna said...

Great job!!!

And don't feel bad I have like 4 boxes of stuff I'm un-sure what to do with :)

Keep it going!!!

Barbara Manatee said...

Are you for hire? haha! I seriously need to declutter our den and spare bedroom!

Nancy said...

I love those before and after pictures...they have inspired me!