Holy Mary, Mother of Productivity!

November 16, 2010

I think I set some sort of record for weeknight productivity last night!

This, if you remember, is where I started in the dining room…

I started in the opposite corner and cleared one small space. We hadn’t seen this corner since the day we moved in.

But clearing one space means destroying another.

I was feeling rather down about that when my friend Patty pointed out “It’s Newton’s 3rd law of house cleaning: “For every clean and organized anything, there is an equal and opposite mess to make it happen.”

So I pressed on…

I ended up with 5 bags of trash and a tower of recycling.

And a TON of donations.

The result?

A hallway I hadn’t seen since moving day!

And a clean and tidy dining room, ready to host Thanksgiving 😀

The boxes you see are tools and computer stuff – “man stuff” – that Scott can kill in no time flat and will be put downstairs in storage.

Of course neurotic me couldn’t just be happy with that. It was 11:00p and the rest of the family was sound asleep so I organized and put away all of the bathroom stuff (that made up for 25% of the mess to begin with!).  Can I tell you how GREAT it is to know where everything is?? Well, it’s beyond great!

Then I went in the kitchen to make a little snack and cleared off all the counters and put everything away there too. 😀

When the family got up this morning all I could hear was “WOW! It looks HUGE in here!”




  1. Good job sweetheart!! It looks wonderful!

    • Thank you Mom!

      When I move in to the actual decorating phase I think I will break down and buy a real camera 😀

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