Styling the Bunk Beds. It's all part of the instinctual motherly urge to start Spring Cleaning the moment the hint of warmer weather is in the air. We had a freak snow on Saturday night that frosted all of my beautiful daffodils, but I didn't let that stop my "urge to purge!"
A very unfortunate Before:
Note the enormous bucket of hairbows and the changing pad, which has not been used in some time, as Michaela Byrd is three now and potty trained.
I started with a big trash bag and tossed old diaper changing things, an empty (?!) box of thermometer covers, a tissue box with only one tissue, Natalie's "collection" of clothing tags, and various and sundry objets d'crap.
I also went through the dresser drawers. One in particular had not been opened in at least two years and contained a size 3 month Vegas onesie and two pairs of baby socks. And that was all. Once those were tossed, I had an empty drawer.
An empty drawer, can you believe it?!
It didn't stay empty for long. I didn't have any dividers, so I used a couple of child-size shoe boxes as makeshift organizers to hold very important items like "jewels" and Hello Kitty lip chapstick. And one must never underestimate the importance of an extra nightlight.
On to the dresser top!
There was an empty, dusty Southern Living at Home tray in Natalie's old room, so I brought it in to corral some smaller items.
The PB planter that holds brushes and combs
An old Avon container stores clips and barrettes (will come up with something better for the bows in the "bucket" later)
The giant label on the pink lotion was bothering me, so I ripped it off and wrote a favorite quote on the front:
The other side of the dresser has some framed "name art" that I quickly freehanded so they'd each have something to display. I found it slightly frustrating that by the time I had one area straightened out, they had destroyed the other side...
What looked like this:
Now looks like this:
I think the Spring cleaning might carry on into the summer, no?
Linking to Kate's Fair Weather Forum at Centsational Girl and Leslie's Purge Party at Goodbye House, Hello Home!
*Hope you'll come back tomorrow for Session #3 in my blogging series Commenting 101.*
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