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Old 01-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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PICS of my progress so far!

Okay been meaning to do this for a while but feeling totally inspired by the great pics being posted lately, keep in mind we are a family 10 -(1 moved out) and we live in a small, old home on a teeny tiny wage LOL

Not sure if this is going to work as I have never uploaded pics before

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My dining table is outside atm as dh is re doing it. I hate, hate, hate, my living room and couch - the room is tiny (bedroom size) and I hate the couch but am currently looking for a leather one (fabric is not good for kids). The area in the kitchen near the bench generally has the table and chairs so very squished. My pantry is a hot mess. It holds games, bedding, all sorts of stuff but very litte food (that is in another cupboard) but my goal this week is to clear out the pantry of anything that isn't food and move all the food into it. It sort of just gets used as a storage cupboard as we really don't have any other storage.

I have 4 other bedrooms not pictured but they are still very much a work in progress (much harder to purge older kids stuff), I may post some to get some help though!

eta dh hates it, he thinks it looks like we just moved in lol We've been here nearly 20 yrs!

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Looks great! Is that one of those washer/dryer machines in one? You are a lot farther than me and I only have 2 kids! Awesome job!
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No, no dryer anymore, it's just a front loader - I packed my dryer up and it's stored in the garage. I 100% line dry now.
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oh wow, and dedicated too! No way, way to cold here! clothes would freeze and never thaw if I put them out lol. I would have to hang them all over the house.
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Wow! You line dry for 10 people?!?! wow! I had to do that for 2 months last spring for 8 and I was dying by the end.
Super great job mama!
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I think it looks great! We are getting ready to down size and although I am super excited about having a smaller house, a have a lot of purging to do! It looks like you have done an awesome job with the space you have!
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Thanks! It's not too hard to line dry in Australia, it's really hot in summer (now) and even in winter we get a lot of sun. I have occassional day in winter where we get 3 days of rain and clothes are hanging around but it's not too often.
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wow, that looks great for ten people! I would be way too busy trying to make it through each day to even worry about how my house looked....I'm so impressed with parents of large families. You give me hope that I surely must be able to handle 3 kids while decluttering.
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Very impressive!! Especially for 10!!
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your house looks great!!
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