I wish I was a clean freak - or that I at least had some clean freak tendencies but unfortunately that gene got passed onto my Sister and I got the packrat gene from my Grandma...! ;)
With three super young kids and a not so big house its amazing how quickly a hotspot or room can go from ok, to a little cluttered to "OMG if my Mom sees this I would be horrified" in no time at all! That being said I thought it would be a cool idea to start using Tuesdays as a way to kick myself in gear and post a hotspot/clutter zone and make myself accountable to actually cleaning or organizing something to try to make the house more functionalble! (and let other Moms struggling with crazy households that there are others out there like you!!). There is a blog out there that would post pictures of "the ideal" and then she would post pictures of what her house actually looks like and I can't remember for the life of me what its called but I love the concept and want to apply it to my blog as well.
I decided to start with the girls room, this would be the lovely AFTER picture - its not a big space and I only have one dresser, under the bed drawers and hanging space in the closet for the girls clothes. That sounds like a lot of space but OMG do my girls ever have a ton of clothes! More on that in the purging posts later......
This would be the dreaded BEFORE picture - the one where my husband will visit my blog and I'll get a text saying "you posted pictures of our WHAT?!?!'". Oh well, I digress.... Its amazing how the girls room doesn't look as bad in pictures as it did in real life (and yes I realize that it looks horrible in the pictures so I threw in Baby C to cuten up the picture for everyone!!).
I managed to put away all the laundry, wash sheets, dust, pack up stuffed animals and vacuum with all three kids 'helping' (which I should get an Olympic medal for BTW!!) so it took a little longer than it could have but the girls were so proud of themselves for getting their room clean.
We are off on a family camping trip for the next little bit but I've got a few more blog posts brewing and hopefully I'll be able to post them before we leave.
I hope you all have a fabulous rest of your Tuesday!