Spring Cleaning in August?

Let’s be real, I did NOT use my spare time when I was trapped at home because of the pandemic to catch up on Spring cleaning so now it is August cleaning!

I’ve been listening to an AWESOME audible book called Then She Was Gone. It’s kept me in a cleaning, organizing and pitching mood. Carver was too! We put on some Frozen music and tackled the toy room:

I was compelled to tackle the toy corner which was a dumping ground for the past few months. We got rid of a lot but most importantly, I’m boxing up and containing a lot of toys so that we only have certain activities out at one time. Otherwise the boys just dump and dump the toys out. We have so much storage, we should use it! So lots of organizing and sorting.

The toy corner is getting much cleaner – I’d eventually like to get rid of that shelf – maybe replace it with something a little cuter. I’d like to get a desk for the boys to sit at, it’s really just kind of a dead space in the house. It’s by our front door that we don’t typically use. So not sure quite what to do with it! Any suggestions?

I talked about a few other organizing hacks from my Target run in my last blog post, you can find it here: http://www.thepinkshoelaces.com/target-run-and-bathroom-remodel-update/

But most importantly, I felt so compelled to even clean out my rug! Remember I blogged out refreshing my couch? Well my favorite living room rug needed some help too. Check out this before and after but also keep in mind that the “after” is still wet.

Here’s an even better picture of how well it cleaned up with my Bissel Carpet Cleaner:

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It’s like a new rug again! Look at how NASTY the water was! I just love my Bissel carpet cleaner. This rug was on it’s last leg. It was a Target find about a year ago. I was so sad when it was getting dingey, I figured I’d give this a try and I’m so happy with the results! It took about 30 minutes to clean the whole rug.

How satisfying to see all that dirt out of the carpet! I’ve got a cleaning but this week so you’ll probably hear about it more this week! Thanks for reading friends!

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and here’s that link to my FAVORITE cleaning/organizing book that CHANGED MY LIFE!

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  1. Elle
    August 6, 2020 / 2:59 pm

    Eventually we all do the cleaning right? 😉

    That corner: can you design something you like and can Craig/you build it from old wood during this winter when farming slows down? (We love recycling old wood-our kitchen open shelving is rafters from an old carport 😉

    Do something like this one so there is storage for the kids toys in their bins/baskets? You could make those shelves longer to accomodate need. Make the desk long enough for 2 “work stations” and in the future, the kids will have a big desk to do homework.

    Hope you have a terrific Thursday!

  2. Joy
    August 6, 2020 / 3:45 pm

    Can you use some of your organizer baskets to make the shelf more functional? Maybe add a bit of paint to jazz it up? I’m more about making stuff work than buying new stuff. If it wouldn’t function well in that corner, maybe it would work elsewhere.

    I have what has to be the world’s ugliest wooden bookshelf. It was built by my first husband’s father and I was forbidden to paint or refinish it. Turns out the shelves are the perfect size to hold four of the large storage baskets from Dollar Tree and it holds almost all of my daughter’s books. I’m planning to paint it some fun colors next year but I’m so thankful I didn’t get rid of it. On the other hand I have a small round table with three legs, that was a housewarming gift when we moved in over twenty years ago. While it is beautiful, the three legs means that it easily topples if bumped into. Add a growing child to the mix and the table was down as much as it was standing. It’s destined for a new home soon.

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