40 Bags in 40 Days:: Update #1

I am so happy.  Who knew cleaning out our laundry room would bring such joy?

Mr. Rosey jumped right in and sorted through the Girlies’ shoe baskets.  It had been waaaaay too long since I sorted and weeded through their shoes.  We had a humongous bag of shoes that went to charity.  There will be some more happy little girl feet in the world.  How great is that?DSC03241

I attacked the pile of who knows what on the laundry room counter.  I was shocked at what had been sitting there since forever.  A ton went into the garbage and some things were donated.  So happy that the machines and counter tops are clear.  I can’t even tell you.  Can you give a loud alleluia?  Alleluia!!

Next I tackled the winter hat, gloves, mittens, and scarves bin.  Let’s just say… there are more happy (and warm) little girl hands, heads and necks in the world.  Woohoo!

Lastly, I opened the cabinet doors and pantry and purged, sorted, wondered, straightened, questioned, organized, closed the cabinet doors and pantry and smiled.  Not a little Mona Lisa smile.  A big ol’ show-all-those-teeth-my-cheeks-hurt smile.  DONE!

Do you want to see a before picture?  Please prepare yourself and don’t go screaming out the door.  Please.DSC01797Whew!  You survived.  I survived.  Let’s see a glorious after picture.

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Each time I walk in the laundry room, which is about 500 times a day, I’m happy.  Happy happy happy.  Counters cleared – check.  Bins sorted – check.  Wrapping paper in one spot – check.  Aprons hung – check.  Cabinets and pantry organized – check.

Now that all the gunk is gone, I can start to think about how to make it pretty.  You know.  If I’m in and out of that room 500 times a day, don’t you think it should be pretty?  The 1980’s fluorescent light (that makes all the pictures yellowish -sorry) – gotta go.  The ugly beige, yellow, always looks dirty linoleum – gotta go.

I knew you’d agree with me.  Pretty it will be.  Stay tuned for pretty.

And if you want to know more about 40 bags in 40 days and my Lenten commitment, click here.

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