Week 3; I’m exhausted and my kids are loving their clean bedrooms

My main focus for week 3 of the 40 bags in 40 days challenge was to tackle my daughter’s bedroom.  This beautiful child, who is 13.
I was very frustrated with this room because it was such a mess.  This is totally unlike my daughter.  Of all 3 children, her room is usually in pretty good shape.
She will sometimes lock herself in her bedroom and clean all day.  I guess all the evenings and weekends spent on the baseball and softball field has been keeping her from it.
I can understand that.
Or, she just hasn’t bothered because she knew I was doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge and wanted me to do it for her?  No…. she wouldn’t think like that, right?!
Has anyone ever seen a chair that looks like this before?  No? Yes? I’m not the only one right?
Those clothes are ALL clean.  No wonder it takes her so long to get ready for school in the mornings – she can’t find her clothes.
Her room wasn’t super bad, like her brothers.  She just needed her dressers and desk cleaned off, dusted, trash thrown away and some things sorted to give away or sell.
This is her hutch.  She found this Christmas candle holder I forgot to put away with the Christmas decorations.  oops!!
Her desk.  I hope she isn’t upset that I got rid of all the old birthday and christmas cards she had displayed.  It was time!
Her dresser.  See the dusting wand?  She was actually trying to clean a little bit.  I like to think that I was just helping her out.
Her closet wasn’t bad.  Shes pretty good about not keeping clothes that don’t fit or she doesn’t like anymore.
I did find this pile of stuff shoved in the back.
Everything gets put on the bed.  It’s a great place for sorting.
The empty closet.  She actually had a pretty good sized closet.  My husband likes to paint the kids closets when we redo their rooms.  I think it’s fun and looks cool.  The kids love it.

Most of her clothes stayed.  I did find about 10 shirts that I hadn’t seen her wear in a few years so I put them in the giveaway pile. 
Her room didn’t take me near as long as her brothers.  I got finished in 1 day.
Her desk looks much better.  Maybe she can actually do her homework there now.
And 1 final finished picture.
She had been asking me all week if I had gotten to her room.  I hope she is happy with it when she gets home.
In the end I got 1 bag of trash and 1.5 bags of giveaway/garage sale items.
Not too bad for a slow start to the week.


One thought on “Week 3; I’m exhausted and my kids are loving their clean bedrooms

  1. Pingback: It’s time to get rid of stuff! « The Turner Five

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