Monday, October 10, 2011

Today was a 20-fling boogy day; those of you who have ever read anything by Flylady may recognize the phrase. I went into the lower level armed with one bag - a TRASH bag. I had to be ruthless; if anything went into recycling or give-away bag, the boys would rifle through it and get the stuff back out. Some fairly new stuff went into that bag. There had been many warnings about taking apart a blongo ball ladder set up. The pipes were all over the house and lately they had been used as makeshift weapons during a play date. The entire set up, including balls, is now in the trash. Ditto for old hot cars tracks, nerf toys that just get banged about, old super soakers and water guns. The downstairs looked neater than it's looked in years after I filled a bag. I swear the legos may be next. They are all over the house. Then I think of the $$$$$ invested in them and think "probably will not get tossed". Fall is when my thoughts turn to deep cleaning. We are considering removing all carpet on stairs, halls and living room and replacing with hardwood flooring. I bet the cost would not be that much more than new, high-quality carpeting.

4 comments:

Caro said...

I need to do that! So much crap around here.

You would love hardwood. Yes, the mopping is a pain but it is so much easier to keep clean!

Paula said...

Hey You! I just found your comment on my blog from 9 million years ago! Did you know comments on older posts get archived now and await moderation?! I had no idea. Hope all is well with you and yours; the boys are almost men now I'm sure!

Paula said...

Hey! I know it's been awhile. I hope you get these messages in your email. Anyway, I heard about the flooding in Lyons and I hope y'all are okay.

Unknown said...

Paula, we are fine, thanks for asking! Luckily, our community is newer and has tons of flood mitigation in place. IT WORKED!
Hope you and yours are well.