Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
rawheid's Avatar
rawheid
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 5,707
I wish I could have a day all to myself

ok, maybe 2. I'd like to whip through the rooms and purge, purge, purge. But then I wonder if I'd actually do it? I suppose thats why we're doing this baby steps.

If you had a day to yourself to go through your home which rooms would you tackle?

for me its the entire basement. We have the family/toy room, the under the stairs storage/video storage, 1 bedroom (ODS and DD), bathroom, furnace/mudroom/laundry room and the cold room. These are the areas that I neglect the most.

That being said, I think what I really need is a week where I'm not running all over taking the kids places. Well tomorrow I'm not going anywhere, so I'll pick the mudroom.

Advertisement

__________________
~ Heidi ~ Christian Wife and Mom
DS ~ DD ~ DS
Rustic Barnyard - Custom Refinished Furniture
Join me on Swagbucks

rawheid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
cherylchoo's Avatar
cherylchoo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: a Texan in the northern Detroit 'burbs
Posts: 24,967
My Mood:
Re: I wish I could have a day all to myself

Me too! My house is not so bad...but the unfinished, storage part of the basement is a nightmare. That's where all the stuff that wasn't properly gone through and purged before we moved is. I've been able to do some of it piecemeal, but if I could have a whole day to do it all....I'd like to think I'd get rid of more than half of it.

But like you said, sometimes it's more productive to do it a little at a time. I have to really be in the "zone" to purge the most stuff. And then once I've hit the wall, I have to quit or I am keeping things I would normally have no problem tossing.
__________________
Detroit-area SAHM to Rose 12/03, Ginger 11/05, and little Ian 4/08.
cherylchoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
rawheid's Avatar
rawheid
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 5,707
Re: I wish I could have a day all to myself

Quote:
Originally Posted by cherylchoo View Post
Me too! My house is not so bad...but the unfinished, storage part of the basement is a nightmare. That's where all the stuff that wasn't properly gone through and purged before we moved is. I've been able to do some of it piecemeal, but if I could have a whole day to do it all....I'd like to think I'd get rid of more than half of it.

But like you said, sometimes it's more productive to do it a little at a time. I have to really be in the "zone" to purge the most stuff. And then once I've hit the wall, I have to quit or I am keeping things I would normally have no problem tossing.
This is exactly it!!
__________________
~ Heidi ~ Christian Wife and Mom
DS ~ DD ~ DS
Rustic Barnyard - Custom Refinished Furniture
Join me on Swagbucks

rawheid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
Robin's Avatar
Robin
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,113
My Mood:
Re: I wish I could have a day all to myself

If I had a free day, it would be the basement first, upstairs 2nd. The main floor is much easier for me to tackle since that is where we spend all day. No way I could tackle the basement when the toddlers are around - way, way too much stuff they can get into down there.
__________________
Mommy to DS 10 , DS 8 , DD 7 , DD 4 , DS 4 , and DD 1
~Our family has been built by birth, adoption, and foster care~
ISO/IHA
Robin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #5
cherylchoo's Avatar
cherylchoo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: a Texan in the northern Detroit 'burbs
Posts: 24,967
My Mood:
Well, Murphy's Law. It looks like we will have some minor flooding tonight, and I had to scramble to get everything off the floor in the basement. Four boxes already got wet on the bottom. If I had actually completed the purge down there, the would be at least 50% less stuff and it all would have been off the floor in plastic tubs. So I am a lot more motivated now, I guess.
__________________
Detroit-area SAHM to Rose 12/03, Ginger 11/05, and little Ian 4/08.
cherylchoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #6
P!nkPepper's Avatar
P!nkPepper

Formerly Q......9
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 9,597
My Mood:
Our basement is sort of a disaster area. We moved in last July and it has tons of military gear and old computer stuff. Plus the pantry area is full of totes of clothes & toys.

Jodie ~ mama to Big K, Medium K & Lil' k
P!nkPepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #7
estrellajane's Avatar
estrellajane
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 75
Re: I wish I could have a day all to myself

It would be my kids room! My eldest daughter inherited my husband's packrat gene and will not get rid of anything. It drives me crazy!
estrellajane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 09:03 AM   #8
badmisterkitty's Avatar
badmisterkitty
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,649
Re: I wish I could have a day all to myself

Toys. It wouldn't take all day, but it's impossible to do with kids underfoot.
__________________
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07 and M 8/10 and B 8/12
badmisterkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
peaches330's Avatar
peaches330
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NorCal
Posts: 4,041
My Mood:
Re: I wish I could have a day all to myself

If my kids were gone for the day I'd focus on their rooms. I swear it's impossible to do anything in there while they're home because they're constantly coming in and asking me about what I'm doing and why and where xyz is going to go . I can really handle pretty much any other room while they're here except for their own.
__________________
*Megan*SAHM to S 9/06 D 11/07 S 2/10 and M 2/13
peaches330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.