April 4, 2012

30 Days of Spring Cleaning–Week 1

Well, as you know by now, we’re cleaning up our mess this month.  And if you need a re-cap of the Challenge, the rules, and what you need to get accomplished – READ THIS POST.  I’d love to have you join in – as this one is going to leave a lot of us feeling much better about our living space!

Sooooooo, remember when I told you that we were going to tackle the attic/garage combo?  Yeah. 
So I just wanted to take a moment and show you exactly what that means for us:

The garage has a lot of cluttered up spaces.  Case in point:

What is that?  Is that a package of Fed-Ex boxes, a used up container of cooking oil, glow sticks, and bug spray?  Why, yes!  Yes it is. 

So let’s talk attic:  and let’s just be honest shall we?  The attic is basically the exact size as the home beneath it.  And we have taken 8+ years to fill it with all sorts of ridiculous things.  The worst part of this, is that we have never taken any interest in organizing what we put up there.  Not really.  More or less a “just put it up there” kind of game.  So we have long rows of boxes and tubs of (whoknowswhat) and that’s so daunting.  What you see below is just an opening view of the madness.  You can’t even see behind those tubs – but I can tell you now, there are more.  Many, many more.  And see that red tub in the background?  That’s because all along the left side of this picture (which you can’t see) is a whole wall of more madness.  Tubs, boxes, luggage, large trash bags full of stuff, etc.  Oh it’s bad.  So bad.

Oh, and when you get up close and personal in the attic, you can see that all that random stuff is piled like this. 
Let’s see: cat carrier, Karpak Car topper, IRS paperwork, tent.  You know.  With all kinds of rhyme and reason and thought put into it.

I’m really anxious to see what happens when we start the project this weekend.  It’s going to come to pulling sections of the attic items down, sorting through them completely, and re-organizing the whole space.  We have to work quickly as well, because we’re losing a weekend this month to prior commitments.  I would love to see what you’re up against and how you plan to attack it!  Pictures?  Let us all know so we can follow along!


Kim said...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out.. you will get it done and it will be a blessing... love ya..

Anna said...

Oh, Sister! I took pictures, but am a little skeered to post them. Getting around to it.