Friday, February 24, 2012

In A Time Crunch

Last weekend, I started cleaning out the Princess's room while she is gone to Disney World with her Dad. Here we are, 7 days later, and I'm not finished yet. This was a HUGE undertaking --- who knew that a 17 year old could cram so much stuff into such a small room?

I worked diligently throughout last weekend. I put in several hours on Monday night. Tuesday night, I had meeting and didn't get home until close to 9 so nothing then. Wednesday night, I put in some more time. Last night, I went to Zumba after work and was exhausted by the time I got home, so nothing last night either.

Problem is, she comes home TOMORROW. I've got tonight and tomorrow morning to finish this up or the princess will come home to a room still torn to shreds! I'm down to the reorganizing the clothes and the last bit of "stuff" that is laying on the bed and then a final sweep and mop. I've been dusting and sweeping as I go, but will still need to do a final hit on all surfaces.

I'm hoping that with everything in its place and a place for everything she will not only keep it in order, but it will also make things easier when it is time to pack her up to go off to college. One can hope, I suppose!!!!

Wish me luck! I've got a deadline to meet!!!!


  1. Would've been awesome to snap a few before/after/during photos! Best of luck, you can totally do it! She'll really be pleasantly surprised when she returns. (And I can believe that about a 17yo cramming too much stuff into a tiny room... I've seen it first hand! I'm like, the closet feels like it's a magician's hat where things disappear!)

  2. I don't have a before and I really should have thought about it. I have a couple of during, but those aren't very good ---- when I finish.... which I'm getting close, I may do a couple of afters. Don't expect miracles though, its a tiny room, major storage issues, and she's got more stuff than anyone I know. But I'm almost there!!!!