Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Spring!!

Ok, well, it's Spring CLEANING time anyway.  My friend Danielle (from "Finally Finding Me...I Think") has linked to a gal that is hosting a major spring cleaning event at her blog.  The main idea is to start now - before spring actually arrives - so when it is finally nice enough to get outside, you aren't stuck INside, trying to clean your house.  Good plan!

Go here for her basic schedule - she is tackling one room/area per week - it goes from today all the way through May 7th!!  I do believe that last week is an outdoor space (patio/deck/etc).  Go here for this weeks' assignment:  Entry Area.

Looking into my "mudroom"
where the kids throw all their coats, hats, shoes, bags, mittens.....

see, it used to be the laundry room
as if my laundry room could ever be this small......goodness

My main entry area is our "mudroom" that used to be a small laundry room.  I have a bunch of cubbies, baskets & buckets shoved in there right now, with NO decorating whatsoever.  It is about as UN-inviting as it gets!!  I'm not sure I have a perfect solution for this room, but at the very least it needs a good cleaning, a good scrub-down!  Maybe a few coat hooks, a valance for the window, a few smaller organizing baskets......hmmmm.......

this room has become a catch-all for other items as well
here are some of my bulk food 5-gallon buckets, plus my laundry soap too!

Here's the door to the garage, the doorway to the mudroom & the corkboard 
(the very cluttered, not-so-organized anymore corkboard....yes, that one)

If you are interested in joining us, go HERE - check out her site, read about the Spring Cleaning challenge, and start posting your BEFORE pics.  Then link up at her site so we can all check out YOUR entry area.....mine can't possibly be the only one that's a mess, right?!?!

And here is our main door entry area.....fairly basic & unadorned....actually, pretty boring now that I'm sitting here looking at it.  Maybe I can find time to spruce this area up as well.....maybe.


Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

WoooHoooo! I'm so glad you're doing this too. I think this is gonna be fun!

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you have joined in all of the "fun"! :) I look forward to checking back and seeing how you did!

Thanks for linking up! :)

Jeni said...

I'm doing this too! yay! slowly but surely trying! lol