Monday, May 31, 2010

GOODBYE CLUTTER!


One good thing that came out of us not going to Nevada this weekend was that I was able to clean out my entire bedroom. My BIGGEST tackle is my bedroom closet. We don't have alot of storage space, so it seems that everything "extra" goes in there. Kind of like, out of sight, out of mind. I literally took everything out, and was able to fill up EIGHT...(yes, EIGHT) garbage bags of clothes to give away! I pulled all the clothes down from the top shelf in the closet and now it looks like a department store shelf!

Now, I try to keep it as real as possible on my blog, and I have to confess that I have not vacuumed under the chest in a long, long time. So long, that I found an old plastic Easter egg underneath it. I literally could not remember when we had those plastic eggs! It was heavy, so I decided to open it up, and guess what I found?? An egg!! Not a fake egg, but an egg that my kids dyed!!! Thank God that it had faded paint, so it looked normal, but I'm sure underneath the shell was the most disgusting thing ever! Honestly, I'm so glad I found it because there was this smell in the room that we could not pinpoint! When I opened up the egg, it was THAT smell!!! Thank you, Lord!!!!!

So, now my room is clutter free, it smells GOOD, and my husband is happy!

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31 comments:

Natalie A. said...

That's great that you cleaned up your room! I'm sure those clothes can go to people in need so that's awesome! I need to tackle my closet too! Yikes!
Happy Memorial Day to you!

Buckeroomama said...

LOL on your egg find! That was the one thing I'm always worried about when J begs to be the one to hide the eggs for Easter egg hunts! :)

Veronica Lee said...

LOL about the egg!!
My biggest fear of decluttering is the storeroom. You never know what lurks inside!! Everything is dumped there.

Happy Monday, dear Alicia.

Denise said...

Well done sweetie.

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momstheword said...

Oh my goodness! Can you imagine if Mocha had found the egg and managed to crack it? We have found the strangest things around here, sometimes too, lol!

I think it's awesome how your post matched up with the meme. Great minds think alike, haha! Thanks for posting!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOL thank goodness you found that egg!

I love organising so your post's title caught my eye on another blogroll.

You have a beautiful family - nice to meet you :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

P.S. The song "more than words" - Extreme is our song :)

I don't even know Extreme nor any of their other songs but this one is IT LOL

RoseBelle said...

I cleared out my closet, my kids' closets, and the garage in December and the house just seems fresher, cleaner, and lighter. It is amazing how things just pile up over time. I learned from my December clean up to organize things better and to not stash unwanted things into the closet or drawers just so they are out of sight.

L2L said...

too funny!!! today I pulled out my oven and cleaned the area behind it, girl all I can say is I can't believe I had people over with it looking like that, sigh!!! So glad I couldn't find my camera or I might have had to do a tackle it Tuesday postm lol.

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu are so funny. I am so glad you keep it real and so glad that you found the smell and the egg ;) Doesn't cleaning feel good after it is all done. I can literally breath easier and better once the clutter is gone. LOL I know I am crazy but it is true.
Happy Memorial Day!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness I totally needed that laugh!!!! That's the funniest thing ever! Gross but funny :)

amanda said...

yay for no clutter. i'm tring to do the same thing here! it's so refreshing, and freeing almost!!

i LOVE the egg story. reminds me of something i could find here. lol.

Lauren said...

sooooo happy you found the egg!!! I can only imagine the smell!

McCrakensx4 said...

Sorry about your trip, but what a great feeling of accomplishment!I need to do that in a few, ok a lot, of rooms in my house! Hey blogger...where are the before and after pics??! Hope you enjoy your Memorial Day!

Cathy said...

Yay for having a clean, cleared out closet! I love productive days like that. :)

Lisa said...

Wow....so glad you found that egg...how funny. I once found a curdled bottle full of milk...yikes..
I need to clean out my closet too, the whole house for that matter, when the mood hits I will get busy I wish I could get motivated like you.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Oh, that egg must have been disgusting! Glad you found it...

Susie said...

It hate it when that happens:-)

Debra Kaye said...

Don't you just love it when it's all done and you can sit back and snuggle all up in your room nice and fresh!! Oh, but the in between...haha

Thank you for your prayers, Alicia...I covet them so! God bless you!

The Real Me! said...

OH I can't imagine finding an egg, a REAL egg in my bedroom. I'm sure I would have had to find the cause of the smell before that. LOL!
Great job on tackling the closet. That is usually our dump all.
Hugs
Kim

Beth in NC said...

Pictures. Where are the pictures? You are always taking pics of food and you didn't take a picture of the egg?!?!? Alicia. Sigh. :o)

Girl, I need to clean myself.

We have a small house and I took a Suburban load of toys to Goodwill this past week. Now I have a bunch of books to deliver this week.

It feels great to declutter.

I want pictures. :o)

Love!
b

blueviolet said...

Ick! I'm glad you got rid of that stench!

Xmas Dolly said...

Well, fantastic! Now you can come over, and do mine! LOL My closet is the catch all & my husband's closet is the clean one except that man has a half a closet of tee shirts (we hang the good ones), and SIT DOWN are ya ready for this? He has four small drawers of tee shirts and two large long drawer filled with them. Oops and another in the middle of the dresser behind the door. Almost forgot about that one. Dang, he must have 500 of those things! He drives me nuts!

cheeky curves said...

OMG can you imagine if you never did declutter that egg well cant even imagine what would happen. I am in the process of cleaning my room. I know it will feel good once I have finished.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Ha! Now? You should have taken pics!!

Denise said...

LOL, we have a rule..."if you hide REAL eggs on Easter they must all be accounted for before anyone has Easter dinner"

Good job on getting your room cleaned!!! I'm working on getting my kitchen counters completely cleared off, AGAIN. It was an unidentified smell that got me started too

Pam said...

I'm glad you got rid of the egg. That had to be a surprising find.

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, ewwww!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Way to go Alicia! I need to work on my bedroom closet as well. It is atrocious!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

What a great feeling!! Great tackle this weekend and LOL about the egg. :-)