My husband cleaned the whole house and when he vacuums it gets clean in a whole different way from when I do it. So that's really great. Everything, except a couple of extra TVs, has been moved from the living room and it's now in good shape. I have a future project, something I do every year: Spring clean and purge my bookcases of books I don't want to keep. Then really polish the bookcases. One thing I don't like is oak that gets old and dry looking. And everything gets so dusty here, so that needs to get done, but later.
The kitchen is fine and once we put up the stainless steel microwave, the refrigerator didn't look so out of place. I also found a bottle of the stuff you clean the stainless steel with so one day soon they will both be polished. I also think we may have room for most of the additional kitchen stuff -- I found a home for the gumbo pots and they were the largest items, so I'm sure there will be room for the rest.
The master bedroom is fine too. After I emptied out the CDs and DVDs I left the boxes in there, so I just have to decide what to with them. I think some of them may work in here, to store office stuff in once I get this room under control. And this, the second bedroom/office, is the room that's now full of everything, everywhere. There are boxes full of paperwork, going back years, blueprints, architectural drawings, bags full of clothes and who knows what else. So this is the big indoor project. Outside, there is a ton of stuff that needs to be done. I can't even think about all that right now. I just hope we can get things decent before the summer heat arrives with snakes and insects to accompany it.
You've both been busy this weekend! At least your living room is uncluttered. That helps with peace of mind. Just close the door to that office room so you won't think about all that needs to be done in there. :)ReplyDelete
I'm impressed w/ your spring cleaning. My husband doesn't really clean. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Isn't it always so nice when the place is vacuumed well? I can really feel the difference when everything is nicely vacuumed though I for one don't do it that often :-) You are making wonderful progress on getting everything organized.ReplyDelete
WOW! Great progress, Inger! Your fireplace is gorgeous, love how the furniture fits. We have one of those second bedrooms filled with stuff. As fast as we get rid of paper, more comes. Agggggh! (Happy your found space for the gumbo pots!!)ReplyDelete
Good luck with the cleaning! I did a bunch of windows this weekend and the house sparkles!ReplyDelete
Great that everything is getting sorted out and organized now Inger! I bet you are all feeling a bit better now!ReplyDelete
One thing at a time...looks like you are making good progress!ReplyDelete
Good help is hard to find!ReplyDelete
Love the sunrise below. Wow.
sounds like your on track...and been really busy...ReplyDelete
You're making great progress. It'll be done before you know it and then you can really start the settling in, and getting used to things process.ReplyDelete
I moved into a repo last March and I still don't feel like I am settled in...soooo much to do! Hang in there, it will get done eventually.ReplyDelete
Wow, good job! Did you say snakes? Oh my. I don't like snakes. I used to live in a house where, every morning when I left for work there would be a snake on one of the cement steps. I then learned that I shouldn't walk to my car in the morning without a shovel.ReplyDelete
You're house looks great!
We moved about five years ago from one town to another and when we did that we threw away four storage closets worth of stuff because we didn't want to move it. We have never missed it. I know that overwhelming feeling when there is so much that needs to be done. Do it when you can and don't stress out about it.ReplyDelete
Wow Inger! Looks like a lot of work, but what a great result!ReplyDelete
Truth be told, not that much progress has been made. But at least the house is clean and the furniture looks nice in the living room. And my husband has cooked a ton of great food, so maybe I will gain some weight now. I can throw things away and never miss them, but he has a really hard time with it so it will be interesting to see how he makes out with all this stuff. Thanks for all your comments.ReplyDelete
Great headway made there, cheers to you!ReplyDelete
I have Spring fever and have been cleaning much more thoroughly. The living room looks great, Inger and what a nice hubby to vacuum!!!...:)JPReplyDelete
You really have made some progress! I always feel better when I get things organized and put away.ReplyDelete
Nice to have husband who helps with the cleaning. Jim is a much better duster than I am. He moves stuff no one ever looks under. LOLReplyDelete
He also has a tough time tossing out stuff. You wouldn't beleive what he can make something out of...
The room looks so comfortable.
It's coming right along, Rome wasn't built in a day, it all takes time.ReplyDelete
Yep the outside storage can get dangerous when it warms up!
Oh my, you guys have been working hard! I would think it gets pretty hot out there in the Summer?! I don't handle heat very well, so I think it gets hot enough here, but we have the north Atlantic only minutes away so that's a good thing.ReplyDelete
We have a room that has tendencies to get like a storage room, even though it isn't. I keep thinking I should get around to doing something about it but .... it won't run away from me, I guess.
I think it looks great, Inger. I married a packrat, so I've learned to live with some necessary clutter (necessary to him.)ReplyDelete
I've been doing a little cleaning here and there myself and it does make me feel better after it's done.
Baby steps, Inger... it may be hard for you to see because you're down in the trenches, but when I read the last few blogs of yours detailing all that has been accomplished...wow!ReplyDelete
And it sounds like you each have wonderful skills that the other one can really use right now - your husband's great cooking abilities and your gift at tossing unneeded items! Sounds like a match made in heaven :-)
inger the living room looks great. It’s coming together--I know it’s stressful but hang in there-one room at a time :)ReplyDelete
don't you wonder sometimes why we all have so darn much stuff? LOL...we all need to Spring clean it's getting to be that time of year.ReplyDelete
So happy your getting settled! It always so much work to get it all put away.ReplyDelete
glad you have the major part of the house cleared and cleaned! that's a great feeling, i bet. take the rest one step at a time! whew... enjoy!ReplyDelete
Lost my comment somewhere. Anyways, I think you are doing a great job. I only suggest that you do not forget to rest/relax from time to time. Leave things as they are, even though you may not be fully satisfied, and just forget it for a while.ReplyDelete
My husband and I tend to forget it, and, at the end of any of our projects, we are almost dead!
Its looking good, that living room looks cozy!!ReplyDelete