April 15, 2010

"40 bags in 40 days" update

While I'm continually spring-cleaning my house, the tally of my "40 bags in 40 days" challenge reached between 30-35 bags.  It felt good to purge, reorganize and repurpose a lot of things.  Here are a few before/after photos:

I received a great comment from a reader suggesting I get a shelf to replace the stand.  What a difference that made!  We've also moved a bulk of the toys to the finished basement where it's easier to shut the door and hide the kids' daily tornado of toys.

In the kids' room, there is a little step up area we call their "library" which includes a ton of shelves my dad built.  The shelving for the room is great...but only when in use:

Of course, no matter how much you pick up the house to make it nice, there's a kid who'll still insist on resting in the dog's bed.



Unknown said...

love the shelf! jealous of the built-ins and the little one in the dog bed... killing me cute!

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Emily said...

You go girl your shelves look awesome!

I didn't know that was a dog bed. It looks like an adorable toddler napper! ha ha ha!

JULIAN & Co. said...

ahh, i'm in love with the kid's room shelving.

Bumpkin Hill said...

You've been Busy! It looks great, love your white shelves. Catherine x

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

It looks great (and so organized) - I'm jealous!!

Into Ablivia said...

Cute pic of Griffin in the d bed. funny!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Adorable! Oh and the shelves look great!

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Thanks, everyone! I wish I could say that the shelves will stay that way, but another day, another clean-up!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Wow Lelan,
Everything looks great! Thanks for stopping by Cherry Blossoms {The Blog}! I am so glad that you love Jessica Simpson shoes...they look so great on...don't they?! Visit again soon!


Two Little Tots said...

looks great! way to go!