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Old 04-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Motivate me! Pics would be super helpful!

I have a cleaning/purging day tomorrow and I need to get this place in shape! My inlaws are coming to visit in a couple weekends and I want the house in order (they would never say anything but I would feel very uncomfortable in a messy cluttered house). So I would appreciate any mantra's or affirmations to help me get motivated and get my home in shape. I do really well with visuals so pics of your nice clean minimalist spaces would be so very much appreciated. Thank you!

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Re: Motivate me! Pics would be super helpful!

I'll have to see if I can get some pictures. My house is not so clean right now, but maybe tomorrow! lol. I did get a lot of purging done today, however, after watching a couple episodes of Hoarding last night. It always gives me the motivation I need! Whenever I watch that show, I feel such a strong urge to just get inside the TV and clean up that awful mess, so I take that energy and put it into my house instead. Haha.
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Here is our main living space (I'm not a minimalist but live the simplest I can for my style.)



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Here is my dining room and part of my Pyrex.



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Here is the kitchen from the dining room doorway.



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And from the hallway doorway



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I just repainted everything and can now clean up all these areas in less than 30 minutes. I try to keep it this clean at all times. But I did spend 15 minutes picking these areas up before I took the pictures.
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I'll have to see if I can get some pictures. My house is not so clean right now, but maybe tomorrow! lol. I did get a lot of purging done today, however, after watching a couple episodes of Hoarding last night. It always gives me the motivation I need! Whenever I watch that show, I feel such a strong urge to just get inside the TV and clean up that awful mess, so I take that energy and put it into my house instead. Haha.
Watching hoarders always works!
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Re: Motivate me! Pics would be super helpful!

Not super minimalist but better than it was =)



I'll try to get pics of the rest of the house this week so people can help critique. We have guests coming in less than 2 weeks so it is crunch time.
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Not super minimalist but better than it was =)

I'll try to get pics of the rest of the house this week so people can help critique. We have guests coming in less than 2 weeks so it is crunch time.
I love how light your kitchen is.
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Re: Motivate me! Pics would be super helpful!

I took some pictures....I couldn't figure out how to get them on here so hopefully this link will work. Let me know! Also, sorry they don't show the full rooms very well. I need to get a wider angle lens.

We're a family of 5, and we rent an 1100 sq foot apartment. Our two older kids share a bedroom, and our baby sleeps with us in our king size bed.

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I took some pictures....I couldn't figure out how to get them on here so hopefully this link will work. Let me know! Also, sorry they don't show the full rooms very well. I need to get a wider angle lens.

We're a family of 5, and we rent an 1100 sq foot apartment. Our two older kids share a bedroom, and our baby sleeps with us in our king size bed.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=f844985fab
The link works great Also, where do you store towels? Bathrooms are always interesting.
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Re: Motivate me! Pics would be super helpful!

Here is my whole house as it is right now. No cleaning and life is in it (ie. cell phone, my netbook that I am on, baby, ergo on couch from when I took the baby off, sand on the floor, toys not organized, etc.).

Dp's music area.


My work station


Dining room/playroom


Kitchen (sink filled with clean dishes)


Baby change station/piano with flutes and music still out from last night


Living room - yes a textbook is out so dp can read it easily, I am listening to music from the laptop that is plugged into the tv/ergo is on the couch. Yes, we also keep our stroller indoors in the winter.


Coat area


Baby is leading us upstairs


Linen closet - I'd get rid of more blankets but we have frequent visitors.


Kid closet 1 - yeah..my daughter threw dress up in a box. I'm not fixing it right now.


Kid closet 2


Kid bedroom - 4 year old made bed so I'm not going to complain about the sheet sticking out.


Ugly bathroom


My room



Wow, that was a lot of pictures. We are renting a 1200 sq ft duplex. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
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Here are two before & after threads I made. The kitchen has changed a bit (I posted that one a year ago... the Kitchen Aid mixer is put away now, and the decorative plate is gone, and a few other things are different), but it's still fun to see before & afters.

http://diaperswappers.com/forum/show....php?t=1496272

http://diaperswappers.com/forum/show...35&postcount=3
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