Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bedroom or Storage Room?

Yikes! What happened to my bedroom? or should I say storage room. After organizing and cleaning to get ready for a birthday party.. time ran out, so as usual whatever clothes, holiday stuff, etc. that hasn't been put away gets put in our bedroom.. ugg. Our peaceful abode.. not! Someday.. I will not give up hope.. this room will be my sanctuary. Hoping your messy nest is coming along.. Jen

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Dangers of De-cluttering!

Hello.  I'm still here.. in my messy nest! 
Except on bed rest!  :(

After being really focused last week, de-cluttering away, I pulled my back out.  Ugg! 

So, my public service announcement is to..

1.  Continue to de-clutter and clear out your stuff: It feels amazing!

2.  Be very careful how you turn, lift, and sort!  You never know when the little things will screw you up for days!  Boy was I in for a shock as I was limping into the ER in extreme pain. 

Really, all I did was fill up some boxes for charity and now I can't walk?? 

Don't worry , though. I'm not giving up! I was so happy to get those boxes out of this house. I will be sure to be OH SO CAREFUL next time I decide to go on a decluttering and organizing mission. There is so much work still to be done on this messy nest to make it a happy home! 

Luckily, I have an awesome family who have been trying to keep up with some daily tasks to help this house not fall apart while Mom is away.  My mother has been cleaning up after the kids and caring for them and hubby has worked to keep the sink shining, well as good as  hubby can. (sorry hubby)  I appreciate any help I can get!

Hope you are doing well.  I will try to come on more often.. still struggling with organization, but not giving up!  I'll leave you with a little humor...

Image Source: Baloo's Cartoon Blog

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Hello out there!  I'm still here... still struggling with my messy nest!  BUT  I just dropped off two garbage bags to charity and a couple of boxes after cleaning little man's room.  You can see his floor!  Yeah!  Now time to get back to all of the other rooms in the house. Ugg.  Trying not to be discouraged.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Progress- Week of 7/16

Just a quick progress report...

Watched the show Clean House and became very motivated, plus my husband said something that made me think... it was along the lines of... "Boy, they are clean and seem like the perfect family, but they live like a bunch of slobs."

 Ugg.. I don't want to live like a bunch of slobs!

Okay- back to the progress..this way when I get down about the mess, I can see that there is light at the end of tunnel.

1. Cleaned off the messy front porch- so embarrassing.  I always wonder what the mailman might be thinking.
2.  Went through kid clutter with my girls.  They filled up one garbage back with clothing to sell or give to charity and I filled up one basket to give away and sorted and organized items they were going to keep.

3. Did a couple loads of laundry.  Cleaned in the kitchen/dishes.  Vacuumed in the living room.

Also this week- had the girls help me organize in the dining room. 

Still a messy nest, but at least I can look back and say.. work in progress.

Hope you are having a good week!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Progress Check-In

Hello!  Just checking in- the nest is still very messy.  But I did make some progress since the last time I posted.  I've been working on the clutter in my girls' room.  It's overwhelming for them, so Mom's tackling it and then I'm going to need to work on teaching them organizing skills (once I learn these strategies myself). I filled up two bags of toys/ clothes for charity.  Yeah.  Cleared and vacuumed the floor- woo hoo.

I've been sick for a week and 1/2- summer flu- maybe, so the rest of the nest fell apart.  Slowly, trying to get things together.  Worked in the kitchen this week- cleaning counter tops, dishes, and sweeping the floor, etc.  and the dreaded laundry.  Cleaned in the living room, but as I look around- looks like my family has started to mess it up already.  Ugg... endless battle! 

Trying to stay positive!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Great Laundry Challenge: Week 2

Sunshine girl was the proud winner for week 2 of our family competition! 
Peanut wasn't far behind her, though.

Sunshine.. 53
Peanut.. 47

Mom and Dad didn't do very well.  Our kids are seriously kickin' our behinds in this challenge.  If you missed my post about the Great Laundry Challenge, be sure to check it out.

Happy Cleaning.. I have Soooooo much to do!


Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Great Laundry Challenge

Yes, Peanut is proud!  She is this week's winner of our family competition.  With a little creativity, I came up with this idea to motivate family to fold and put away their laundry...introducing The Great Laundry Challenge.  A fun, family competition... Who can put away or give away the most clothing in a week?  Guess what- the kids kicked our butts!!  My husband's score was 11 pieces of clothing, I had 36 (this doesn't include all of the other laundry that I put away- towels and little man's clothing), Sunshine Girl had 59 and the winner had a whopping 62!!  Way to go Peanut!!  She'll be wearing the Queen of Laundry T-shirt award this week. 

To record our totals, I created the sheet below and laminated it. 

I also created T-shirt awards- just for fun! These were cut out, laminated, and made into a necklace.  One side says Queen of Laundry and the other says King of Laundry. (just in case Dad wins- he better get moving though!)

Sunshine girl is ready for some competition, so I think a lot of laundry will be flying around this week!  She wants to steal or I should say earn that T-shirt necklace from her little sis!!

Hope you are doing well! Thanks for reading!