Thursday, July 05, 2007

do you want me to help clean...

Spring has come and gone, and yet I am still spring cleaning. It has been a process but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.... The big hump was Ryan's room. Thanks to my mom, and her desire to just help and clean. These are the results...

closet side, before.

closet side, after.

we removed the closet and added this shelving system from ikea. we still have to deal with the duct.

window side of the room, before.

window side, after

window side, after

The room is painted Sherwin Williams Raindrop. The carpet squares arrived today, and still need to taped together, it makes the room so much warmer.

So far it has been a week and she has managed to keep it clean!!


curing what ails me said...

Congratulations on that amazing progress! I know how quickly it can go from clean to messy and seem kids see a clean room as an opportunity to make a mess!

Actually, the clean space encourages their creativity...we've been trying to do a quick pick-up before story-time each night, and everyone seems much happier and more positive about putting things away. I set a timer and everyone works together. It holds us over from the deep clean a bit, and keeps me from feeling so overwhelmed by the chaos they can create....not that we are perfect...just trying to implement some routines (i have much room to improve, but every little bit helps)

sarah said...

thanks! it has been great. it is still very easy for her to clean that she is really upset if it gets messy. makes me a very happy mom!