Spring Clean

June 8, 2009 at 11:22 am 3 comments

It has finally decided to rain after an early spring heat wave and I’m thrilled because my very weak well is getting a vacation. 

The problem is my house is a disaster and I have been happily avoiding indoor responsibilities.  Instead I’ve busied myself and my family with a slew of outdoor projects which have now come to a screeching halt.  Sigh, guess I’ve got to get back to reality!shoes

Here is a fun project you can do if you are constantly finding shoes sprawled all over the floor of your entry or closet!  My hubby put one together for me with a rustic flair to match our home and I really like it. Of course, most days myshoes are the only ones on the rack but when it comes time to clean up, putting shoes away is now my 5 yr old sons favorite task!

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I did NOT stick to the plan.

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gfe-gluten free easily  |  June 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Sure helps with that saying “a place for everything, and everything in its place”! 😉

    Shirley

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    • 2. glutenfree4goofs  |  June 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm

      I’m a nut that way, I like having a place for everything. Just yesterday I looked at the heap of shoes at the door and thought “oh those kids” but I found comfort in knowing that in no time flat they could all be neatly ordered. At least they CAN look organized! 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. purplemoose  |  June 18, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Nice idea, maybe the hubby will do one for me. Currently we are working on an addition to increase the kitchen *(YAY!!) and give us a real entryway. Right now, we have a huge box and all the shoes/boots go in the box. Not very tidy.

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