So, what do I do when I am not being a Mum, a wife, an employee or an obsessive crafter? Well, at this time of the year I do what my mother taught me to do........I spring clean the house!!!
But this year with limited time, energy and enthusiasm I am changing the way I do it. Instead of spending a whole weekend (or two) up to my eyeballs in dust and stuff I didn't even remember I had, I am doing one part (not even one room) each evening. I know that as a whole it will take longer to do, but each part gets a really good going over and it doesn't seem like a never ending chore or bore.
I obviously won't blogger bore you with every evenings cleaning (I can hear that sigh of relief from here) but I did want to share the start with you.
This is my bedroom wardrobe. I am very fortunate, and appreciative to have a Mum who makes beautiful quilts, so we have a HUGE collection of them. It took a lot of man handling and a step ladder to get them all sorted out. The kids, rather wisely< fled the house when they saw the step ladder :)
These are the quilts for our bed, and the 9 year old's bed. The 13 year old's quilts are in another wardrobe in another room. I will (eventually) get to them.
Before Before After
Now, as long as no one needs a quilt for the next year, this is how the wardrobe will stay.......not likely I know, but I can dream.
I am planning on starting in the kitchen tonight, and as promised I won't share that with you. After all, how exciting can egg cups and (empty) muffin trays be?????