Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Do you find it ironic that the game is called "Topple"?

We're still hemming and hawing about selling our house, but in the meantime I've been trying to get some much needed de-cluttering done. We will appreciate spruced up closets, cabinets, and crawl spaces whether we sell or stay, so I've set my mind on a little spring cleaning. Just kidding- we have no crawl spaces, I just needed another "C" for my alliteration :). Anyway, yesterday I cleaned out the front closet, boxing up winter coats, hats, gloves, and the like. I also cleaned out a wide variety of backpacks, duffles, and diaper bags that had collected there. In the process we discovered two board books we had forgotten about, a handful of spare change, and two tubes of my favorite chap stick. Jackpot! Sadly, I did not take a before picture, but here is the finished product.
Tomorrow you can anticipate a post presenting the rehabilitated hall closet. To whet your appetite, here is a before picture. Yes, that is a children's game nestled among the towels. And right again! There's a box of sidewalk chalk crammed under a couple of aprons. Now, in my own defense, I don't usually keep it this messy! And in the five years that we've lived here, I think I've cleaned it out at least once a year. I guess this closet has been the casualty of months of feeling un-well combined with the knowledge that major revamping was soon to come. You know, a subtle mind game of, "why keep it tidy when I'm going to be deep cleaning soon anyway?". So anyway, by posting this I have given myself great incentive to make sure this closet looks great, and soon! I bet you're all on the edge of your seat, right ? :)


pagerunner77 said...

I'd post a picture of MY hall closet to make you feel better... but I would be too embarrassed. You HAVE inspired me to tackle my front closet though, and pack the snowpants away for the season.. :)

-Erin T.

Jessica said...

can't wait to see the finished product Becca...until then that closet is making me itch :)

Happy de-cluttering--it's so much fun!