Clean House Advent Calendar – Living Spaces Done!

I know, I know, it’s been a while since I posted an update on my Clean House Advent Calendar. You see, Christmas just happened. Yeah…I took time off of the big clean house project for Christmas. Sure, I cleaned off and on, but nothing major that was post-worthy. I should have updated you all on what I was doing (or not doing) but I’ll give you a catch up now. My living spaces are done – mostly!

Still needing to be unpacked after 3 months!

Do you remember this disaster? It was my living room for the past 4 months. Not much of a living space, right? I can’t believe I lived with this mess for so long. Ugh!

Clean House Living Room

I took a week off from work for Christmas and this is what I’ve done! I cleared all but one box from this room. (that box is so heavy and about to fall apart so I’ll unpack it soon) I can actually vacuum in this room without moving (or not moving) a box. I can move the couch from the wall and vacuum under it (there were huge dog hair tumbleweeds under there!). I can sit with my boys and watch them play their PS3 and enjoy my living space!

Clean House Play Room

Today, I cleaned up my boy’s play room and now he can play in there! It’s not organized yet, but he can see his toys (and help me pare them down soon hopefully). If you look in the right bottom corner, you will see an organizing rack that I bought months ago that needs to be put together and we will get started on organizing very soon. There is a book case filled with books and games that needs straightening, but the books are there. I can’t wait until he sees it this afternoon!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I didn’t unpack everything, but it is neatly stacked in the mud room for me to unpack one box at a time, but it is out of sight for now. These two rooms are clean and vacuumed and I need to pick up some floor cleaner to make it shiny and new again. All that aside, I feel like I accomplished a huge goal this week!

Well, what do you think about my Clean House?


  1. Mari says:

    Wow! Good for you!!!

    • janet says:

      Thanks so much! It has actually stayed clean since this post and I’m proud to say that I clean/straighten up almost every day and especially every weekend!

      • Mari says:

        Yeah you kind of have to stay on top of it so it doesn’t take over. But, that’s really hard to do.
        You know what? While I’m thinking of it…I meant to say something in the post about your stove, but I forgot. I have found that the Mr. Clean Magic eraser is truly magic! I mean – MAGIC! You might try that.

  2. lisa says:

    YAY,looks good! You don’t want to be featured on Hoarders, lol
    Keep up the good work :o)

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