T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning...

I'll be honest. I sometimes get a little bored being at home with my little guy. I feel horribly guilty for saying that. I love my time with him and would not trade this special time together for anything. He is the most charming thing ever but having spent most of my life pursuing studies and working, it is hard to switch that off. And since he's not really all that into current events or medical affairs but rather spheres and Elmo, I find myself getting a little stir crazy. Can anyone else relate?

Oh, I keep busy chasing T Rex - no question there. Definitely a full time job. But I need a few distractions while I anxiously wait - and I mean anxiously - to hear about nurse practitioner school. I only applied to one school because it is the only one I can do part time so Thomas won't have to go to daycare. And it would be instate tuition so financially we would be able afford this avenue. Hopefully by this time next week I will have an answer, but until then, I suspect I will be doing a lot more organizing and cleaning.

Did I ever mention how much I enjoy organizing and cleaning - love it! I would happily come over and do your house if I could - seriously.

One of my projects this week was to redo my side of the master closet. It's been a while since I did a really good "purge" and put together some things for a donation run. This time, however, I documented the event.

"Before" Photos...

I also decided to wash the sheets to our bed in addition to vacuuming the mattress and under the bed areas.


In this second photo you can see T Rex brought in his vacuum to help. I dragged in the tunnel and rocket box as distractions while I actually did vacuum.

"During" Photos...

Thomas LOVED the boxes I was using - he fit perfectly in them. For more photos of him helping me, check out his blog.


This was one of the cool items I found in my things - a purse given to me by T Rex Dad's grandma Besta - she passed away just before Thomas was born. She was nearly 102 years old. So one can only imagine how old this is.


What was I thinking? My mom offered these to me a few years ago and I graciously took them - not sure why. They went in the donation pile - sorry, Madre'.


The donation bag - it's about the size of those large leaf bags - there are at least 38 sweaters in the bag (I itemized everything for tax purposes).


The little face telling me he had to GP ("go potty").


Break time! You can see how dreary it was outside - we were not missing anything by being inside. Maybe that's why it's called "Spring Cleaning"!

"After" Photos...

My side of the closet - T Rex Dad is still working on his side - his did not start out as bad as mine. Look at all that room for more clothes! Too bad I'm not much into shopping for myself anymore. So much more fun to shop for T Rex.


Everything neatly stacked and folded - done at least 2 - 3 times since I had a little person "helping" me.


Bed is made, organizing is done, T Rex is bathed...Whew - what a tiring day!

If you need a little inspiration, this might help. I found a total of $18 dollars in lose bills and coins during this cleaning event. Cleanliness actually does pay!

And that is the first of my "Spring Cleaning" projects. Let me know if you want help with your projects! I'd love to be of service...at least until school starts...hopefully!

7 comments:

septembermom said...

You're inspiring me to get moving on my spring cleaning! I wish you lived closer. I think I would take you up on your offer to help :) You're a pro at this. T Rex really likes to pitch in too. He looks like he's having a grand time climbing around in the pictures!!

BallerinaBiker said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I wish I could get that spring cleaning feeling and soon! And, I wish you would come visit me to fold my laundry! (ok, you don't have to fold my laundry, but a visit would be fun!)

shell said...

I try to clean out the closet every spring and fall... but there are still items that seem like I have had since high school that jump back out of the donation pile, or something, every year. You look like you did a much better purge.

Jenners said...

Can I related to being bored being at home with the little guy? Ummmmm... yeah. .. totally. All the time! I mean, there is a LIMIT to how much you can really enjoy playing with Matchbox cars when you are in your 40s!!!! That is why I love blogging so much ... it was the outlet I needed to keep me from going stir crazy. And sometimes when we play, I daydream about blog posts. Helps pass the time. And I LOVE organizing ... I just don't do it enough because I love blogging more! Your little helper is so cute! They do kind of add an element of frustration and fun to any of these types of projects, eh?

Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

My closet is a total mess. I would have cleaned out and donated but for my husband who is my pack rat! He doesn't understand that women get tired of wearing the same things! Also, until my student loans get paid down, no more extra shopping for me for a while! I understand about being stir crazy with the little one. Don't feel guilty about it. It's normal.

Tash said...

I love super organized people and which I was one...
I loved the old black purse so classic and I love old stuff...also I noticed what a pretty view you have out your window. Thanks for your comment on my guest post...

Nina said...

I am in need of serious spring cleaning. Maybe next week while I am on vacation.