Sunday, June 16, 2013

before and after...

As you can see in the before pictures I have boxes piled up by the front door, clothes and jackets hanging over the chair, baskets and laundry bags on the dining floor, shopping bag, papers and cake box laying on the table. Behind the living room couch are laundry baskets full of clean clothes that I need to fold and put away. Not only I don't fold the clothes right away I also do not put them away as quickly as I should thus leaving me mountains of clean clothes sitting in the baskets.

When I woke up today I was already determined to clean my house. As I looked around looking and thinking of ALL the things I have to do it started to overwhelm me so I told myself to do one section at a time and think about getting something done instead of nothing at all. My problem is I tend to want to clean and do it all at once or none at all which leaves more things for me to do later on.
So I tackled my chores a little at a time, taking a break in between when I'm starting to have that feeling of  laziness or when I'm starting to tell myself  "I don't wanna do it.." or "I'll do it later.." These kind of thinking is obviously my downfall and is hindering me from keeping my house clean. Though I did most of the work my two sons deserved some credits because they help me out today with the trash, sweeping and dusting.

So here are the after pictures of  clean dining/living room...don't they look better? It took me a while but I got it done. What a big felt good too!

'till next time my friends!
journally yours,
gem :)


Jimmy's Journal said...

I like it! Looks much better.


dani krum (love me, dani marie) said...

New follower from the blog hop, so excited to follow your cute blog!! I would love if you would follow me also!
Love Me, Dani Marie

Melani A said...

I think it looks much better. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you via GFC :)

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Angel Allen said...

Looks fantastic. I'm returning your follows too via GFC. Bloglovin. Twitter. I love your blog. I see your oldest is 19, my oldest is 32 but my youngest is 19 months, that's when you really feel old, lol.

Barb said...

Beautiful job. It takes awhile to get into the habit of putting away as we use it, but worth the effort. I'm proud of you. Have an awesome day.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Like how you got moativated and cleaned up my house isn't always neat and tidy but it is not that messy either............I vacuum at least once sometimes 2 or 3 times a day only because I don't like a dirty floor and I never ever allow laundry to pile up but that said there are times when my girls use to live at home that I would just close the door to their room and pretend I didn't know how messy it was in

Anonymous said...

WOW! what a difference lol I wished I could get that motivated to clean my room hahaha Ive got clean clothes in a basket for weeks now just dont feel like hanging them up lol

--- C