Tuesday, June 8, 2010

End Of School Year Clean Up!

I Must Warn you, that you about to enter the neglected closet of a teenage girl!!
What can I say? This is what it looks like when your teen girl has not cleaned up or cleaned out her closet all school year long. I'm admittedly a "clean freak" I have long taken the stance that this is my issue and not my girls, so I TRIED to let them have normal teenage rooms.....laundry on the floor and all. It takes a great deal of self restraint  :)

My girls are 15 and 22, and I can promise you some of the crayons in that container have been around for 20 years!!! It was high time to say goodbye to various childhood clutter makers! She has long outgrown crayola colored pencils and favors my prisma color pencils and copic markers for coloring her artwork...she is an amazing artist ....not so much a neatnik though.

We found these fab Black and white polka dot containers at Target {everyone who knows me is saying of course she got them at Target!}The cashiers know me by name LOL anyhoo........

We sorted through hundreds of markers, pencils, erasers, highlighters, and only kept a small portion of the mountainous rainbow pile. we donated the rest to a local pre school they were very happy to have them.

The canvas bag is the new home for all of her hats, scarves, and etc. One of the containers houses a chunk of her Archie comics collection. Do you remember Betty and Veronica, Archie and Jughead? She is a huge fan and gobbles up every issue!!!

What a big project this turned out to be, with folders, clothes, shoes, and lingering toys threatening to bury anyone brave enough to open the door like a scene from the Flintstones, it took an entire afternoon to clean up.  I'm proud to report the room and closet are clean, and mess free.
Color me a happy and organized Momma!
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Anonymous said...

very nicely done.

Court said...

Good for you! I'm a neat freak too, so I can only imagine how hard it will be to have teenagers! :)

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