kate5kiwis: DIY room rescue


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, August 19, 2006

DIY room rescue

land sakes.. how *do* ya keep a bedroom with three boyz in it tidy?? we've been procrastinating for weeks and weeks, and THAT'S IT: today was clean-out day..

and it took only three hours to do it: and we found eleven odd socks (which beats last december's stash of twenty-six socks..) and a big box of stuff for the sallies and only two kleensaks of throw-outs.

yay... we can see the carpet again!!!

well it feels so good..


Blogger flowerpot said...

Yeah you made it out alive, well done everyone, we are having a de clutter, started in the Laundry and now i have a 1/2 empty laundry room, we are doing one room a day, can't wait to get to the kids rooms. The sallies will be lucky.
What a way to spend the weekend at least the sun was not shining and calling you to the beach lol.

8:49 PM  
Blogger jo(e) said...

Only eleven socks? I am very impressed. When I tackle the room my three boys share, I often find a whole laundry basket of crumpled white socks.

My boys used to have that exact same bed -- except in red.

11:02 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Ha! What memories you bring back! We still have a basket of single socks around our house. Now that the kids are grown (all but one - he is almost 15), I am POSITIVE the dryer eats socks. There is just no other excuse :P

5:22 AM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Look at all that loot!! Good for you for only taking three hours and double good for you for having three boys share a room. I couldn't imagine two boys keeping a room clean together let alone three.


9:46 AM  
Blogger Clever Kiwi's said...

Yaaay. Reward yourselves with a big block of choccy. Yummy. gee those are cheeky grins....

5:34 PM  
Anonymous Sharyn said...

aaaahh, but the question is...can you find the partner to those 11 sox????
You go girl!!!!!!!!!!
Love your blog, keeps me smilin'

9:17 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

Thanks for the advice on how to not publish my photo - but have it for my profile - most pleased to have it off my site!!
And thanks for all the blogging advice - I was up till midnight on Saturday fiddling and adding to my site - you will now notice that the time is correct - rather than being on US time!

11:55 AM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will escape the boys room alive.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Glad to see my kids aren't the only ones with rooms from, um, heck. On the bright side, they keep finding "new" toys everytime they clean.

I'm jealous of the person who worked a Princess Bride quote in.

2:27 AM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

"Oh. Well, thank you very much. It's very nice of you. Your vote of confidence is overwhelming" - she's on fire today!!

9:01 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

Look, I don't mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't distract me.

What? Probably some local fisherman, out for a pleasure cruise, at night... in... eel-infested waters...

9:48 AM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

She doesn't get eaten by the Eels at this time.
The Eel doesn't get her. I'm explaining to you because you looked nervous.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

This is so inspiring, I may have to tackle my front closet :)

12:25 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Yes, you're very smart. Shut up.

2:34 PM  
Blogger pearl-girl said...

you guys are funny with all your PB comments...

'this is true love,think this happens every day'
ha ha

see ya's
luv R

6:43 PM  
Anonymous suz said...

DS14 and I are giggling.
....I found some wicked eels in the playhouse, DS13 ventured and came out with barely a flesh wound!

12:19 AM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

There was a mighty duel -- it ranged all over. They were both masters.
Who won? How did it end?

The loser ran off alone.
The winner followed those footprints toward Guilder!

Shall we track them both?

The loser is nothing. -- Only the Princess matters --

10:06 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

Go away or I'll call the Brute Squad.

I'm on the Brute Squad.

You *are* the Brute Squad!!!

4:14 PM  
Blogger pearl-girl said...

Finish him. Finish him, your way.

Oh good, my way. Thank you Vizzini... which one's my way?

Pick up one of those rocks, get behind a boulder, in a few minutes the man in black will come running around the bend, the minute his head is in view, hit it with the rock.

Oh, my way's not very sportsman-like.

4:28 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

No more I mean it....anyone want a peanut!

9:07 PM  

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