Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cleaning Time

I decided to nest for back to school by deep cleaning my children’s rooms while they were out of town.  I had no idea what I was in for.  My daughters room took 8.5 hours, while my sons took 5.  I couldn’t believe the mess that had acquired since I did it last summer.  Part of the problem is I buy them something just about everywhere we go.  It is compulsive, and it will now stop.  I couldn’t believe the mess in my daughters room.  There were dirty laundry, crayons, markers, paintbrushes (she is an artist), light brite colored pieces, legos, pieces of pretzel and tortilla chips, daddy long legs spiders and flies, dead bugs, little cut up pieces of paper, polly pocket clothes and shoes, and tons of other things hidden in the closet, behind the dresser, under the bunkbed, under her desk, ect.  I now know what she does once a week when I make her clean her room.  My son, however, never gets his room cleaned, therefore he never gets his allowance.  I now secretly wish my daughter never cleaned her room, because that was such a horrifying experience cleaning her room.  I used to get to those rooms every six months, but for some reason it took a year this time.  That will never happen again.  Nor will I ever buy my children another toy.  I’m so excited for them to come home and see their rooms.  I would like to think they will be happy, but you know how artist are(I am one, so I know personally).  I bet my son will be glad his room is finally clean, but my daughter will cringe, tear the sheets off her bed, and rearrange any cleaning I have done.  Luckily, there won’t be any dirty laundry or spiders underneath.  (For a few weeks at least).

This is my daughters atrocious room after a few hours of cleaning.

I opened the closet, and to my horror, this was inside.

This is her room after I finally finished cleaning.

My son's room was pretty messy as well.

This is how it looked when I finished cleaning.

Maybe part of the reason it took so long is I had to organize everything.  I hung thier little shirts by rainbow color.  This is before we went school shopping.  Therefore, there would be a nice clean closet to hang the new clothes.

I am so relieved to have this project done, and honestly after a few weeks, the rooms aren't too bad. I have been having them clean up every Friday for an allowance, and after they clean, I look under the bed and behind dressers to make sure the junk doesn't accumulate again.  What is the worst thing you ever found when cleaning your house or your childs room?  Please comment. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that looks like one heck of a serious job to tackle. You must have been knackered as all get out by the time you were finished. I hope your children appreciate what an incredibly nice thing you did for them by tidying their super messy rooms.

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