Saturday, October 22, 2011


This week I set some goals for myself for moving in. Since most of the boxes in the house are unpacked I need to get down to organizing, but there is so much to do (besides the regular everyday mom of 7, homeschooling and housekeeping stuff) it was getting easy to get side tracked or just not know where to start; the goals help me keep focused.

For Monday I tackled the mess in the laundry room. Things had just been dropped off here and needed to be taken to the appropriate places. I grabbed a basket to put a few random things in that just could not find other homes yet. One of the square baskets holds the iron and spray starch. The boys did a great job of removing all of the wallpaper! They are such blessings and faithful workers!

Before After

The laundry room is far from done, but it looks so much better. I'm thinking that in the next week or two we will get it painted and have another shelf in there too.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we had errands and doctors appointments so I knew I needed to keep my expectations very low as far a progress in the house went. Rob asked me to work on the hallway that had become cluttered with "get rid of" stuff or just things needing to be taken somewhere else in the house.

Before After

There are still a few things in the hall that either I can't move or really do belong there. Some of the frames for the hall have been found, and I identified the box that should have the rest of the frames, I just can't get to it.

I had hoped to get to more this weeks, but there were some more important things that needed to be done that got my attention instead. I'm hopeful that next week will be more productive in the house. If not that is ok; I need to remember that we've only been in the house about two weeks (with our stuff) and I have 7 sweet kids to care for too. Moving into the house WILL get done, but it is going to take some time.

I'm linking to Organizing Junkie this week


  1. You did an awesome job! Baby steps! :-) What you did work on looks great. It'll get there, you'll see. How wonderful that your children are such big helpers.

    Many blessings,

  2. LOVE PROGRESS! It's an elephant, little bites is definitely the way to go. :)

  3. Both rooms look fantastic. Wow--those before/after are so satisfying so look at! Seriously--since my house is more like the "before" right now, I find myself wanting to stare at your "after"--it is so calming. : )