I’m on a Cleaning Mission

This weekend proves what my whole family has feared….I am on a mission to get my house completely cleaned out.  I mean completely.

It started with my exhaustive bedroom clean out last weekend and is still going strong.  I’m like the movie “Speed.”  I have a sense that if I slow down with the cleaning & organizing I could die.

James must have picked up on my craze because he said to me yesterday, “For one of your Mother’s Day presents I am going to clean out my closet.”

I was over the moon excited.  He couldn’t have given me a better gift if he has said there was a spa weekend to go along with it.  I should tell you that we don’t share this closet.  It’s just his.  I never even look in there.  But the knowledge that there is this black hole of messiness in my house that I couldn’t clean or straighten was an albatross around my neck.

I didn’t complain much about it because I have read that verse in the Bible about a man being better on the corner of a roof than inside the house with a nagging wife.  Every time I wanted to let loose about the messy closet I pictured him up on the roof trying to get as far away from me as possible and it stopped me.  The idea of my husband being miserable because of me is enough to close even my mouth.  And that’s a tall order.

So he and the boys spent the entire afternoon pulling everything out, folding, sorting, stacking and putting it back in the closet.  It was awesome!  Best Mother’s Day gift EVER!

Speaking of my house, I wanted to thank you all for your clever ideas about my extra room last week.  Your main suggestions were a reading room/library, exercise room or sewing/craft area.  Well I hate to admit this because it proves that I am pampered and I like to keep that fact mostly to myself, but I already have spaces for all of those things.  We have a little room that we call our “study room” where we have shelves, a desk and a comfy place to sit.  I have a whole space for Shop24 to do projects like that. And my bedroom has plenty of space to do my exercises.

I think the moral of the story is I am spoiled.  Plain and simple.

But please don’t tell my husband because I am hoping he will keep the momentum going and clean out the garage.

But I’m not going to nag about it.  Nosirree.

Have a great week!

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  1. Lisa – what an awesome gift! My hubby decided to clean out his closet too – lots and lots of electronic clutter! I think he and James called each other!

    Becky B.

  2. Could you ask James to speak to Brian…

  3. Ah… the difficulty of keeping one’s mouth shut. Thanks for that verse- I need to print it out and stick it to my forehead. The fact that my husband has his own closet is a great blessing, because otherwise, the Geiger Counters, metal detectors, VHS cameras, rockets, trains, and other things that never see the light of day, but nevertheless MUST NOT be thrown out (!) would send me to the looney bin.

  4. Lisa, this whole process looks incredible! The best part is the fact that you were able to document this as you went along:):):) You really are a blessing!