So I made a big mistake… I told you all that I’d be posting the first assignment this morning.
I should know by now that having three little children means I can’t make promises like that. But I made the promise and then, when 10 a.m. came and went and I hadn’t posted, I started getting all sorts of worried emails from people.
I promise I wasn’t sitting around eating bon-bons. Actually, I don’t think I did much sitting at all!
I went to bed late because we’d had “one of those days” yesterday (you know, the kind where you’re ready to turn in your mom badge at lunchtime? Please tell me I’m not the only one who has those kinds of days!), so then I got up late this morning. Which meant that my planned early morning blogging time didn’t happen.
And then the children woke up and there were diapers to change, meals to fix, baths to give, messes to clean up, and more messes to clean up. I love these children–yes, I do!–but recently they’ve been stretching me to my limits. Now I know why my mom used to say, “I thought I was a patient person… until I had children!”
We’re going to make it through this season, by the grace of God, but I’m not going to pretend that it’s super easy or that I’m floating through it completely unstressed all the time.
At any rate, it’s almost 6 p.m. and I’m finally getting this posted. Thanks for bearing with my tardiness. I must remember in the future not to make promises that might not be realistic.
The good news is, though, that I did get my living room, coat closet and hall closet cleaned out. Here’s proof:
BEFORE PICTURES (Yes, I’m keepin’ it real!)
That’s what things look like when you give a two-year-old the basket of hats, gloves, and scarves for a minute. We’re still working on learning to pick up what you get out; it’s a novel concept. 🙂
(Yes, that’s writing on our walls. In addition to learning how to pick up messes, the children are also learning that walls were not made to practice their latest art projects on!)
And, when it was all said and done, I have a whole box full of stuff from those two closets to add to my garage sale pile!
Clear Out the Clutter Assignment #1
::Go through your living room, coat closet and hall closet (or any other closets or cupboards which reside in your living room area) and then ruthlessly clear out any and all clutter and unnecessary items you find.
::Tally up the approximate amount of items you’re getting rid of. You’ll need that number to enter the giveaway tomorrow!
Are you blogging about your Clear Out the Clutter accomplishments and progress? If so, leave your direct link to your blog post below (with pictures, if possible!) so we can visit your blog, cheer you on and be inspired!
Other posts in the Clear Out the Clutter series
- Clear Out the Clutter Challenge: Who's With Me?
- Clear Out the Clutter Challenge: The Living Room and Coat Closet
- Clear Out the Clutter Challenge: Share how many items you've decluttered to enter to win a prize!
- Clear Out the Clutter Challenge: The Kitchen and Stockpile
- Clear Out the Clutter: The Master Bedroom
- Clear Out the Clutter: The Children's Rooms
- Clear Out the Clutter Challenge: Do Something With Your Clutter!
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