Every year I engage in a flurry of house cleaning activity while Buds and the children enjoy the flurries in Vermont.
This year was no exception.
Now, a series of before and afters:
And then a whole series of the library bookshelves before:
And, the afters!
I’ve been surprised at the weight that has been lifted off my shoulders with getting the books sorted, spaced, and organized. I was really feeling like the disorganization was hindering the children from finding the books they needed and wanted, and I did not find the library soothing at all.
Now the books that some would consider our “schooling” books are in their own set of bookshelves in the living room, and non-fiction and fiction books are sorted out. There are shelves specific to library books, and there is even space to display some loved pictures. And with the craft supplies organized I’m excited for the kids to work on some projects. It won’t feel like the craft cupboards are throwing up whenever they get opened, which was a strong deterrent for me encouraging painting and creating.
Now I’m off to finish the coat closet and Buds and my clothes closet.
Here are the befores:
Well, an hour later, the coat closet is complete.
That’s it for tonight. Buds and the kids driving home tomorrow. I still have about 10 hours to work on the house before they arrive home. More surprises to come.