Long Weekend - Part 1

First day of the Long Weekend and I was a MAMA on a MISSION. I had my list (a long list) of things that I wanted to achieve this weekend ready and I wasted no time in getting started. 

We couldn't ask for better weather - It was a stunner day. There was not a cloud in the sky. I made the most of this beautiful weather and got all of our clothes washed and on the line. By 11am, the clothes were already dry, so I put towels and bedding on next...(they were dry in about an hour)...like I said - it was a beautiful day...perfect for getting the washing ALL done. 

Sticking with the theme of clothes...Day 15 of the challenge also included de-cluttering and organising the Kids Wardrobes/clothes. Well, today was the day! I started with Miss B's clothes - I usually go through her clothes with her and get her to take out all of the smaller sizes or clothes she doesn't wear anymore. Over time she has become quite good at it. I folded the clothes and got her to put her clothes nicely in the drawers, so that she knows where to put them next time. For Master M's clothes, I had all of his 6-9 months/9-12months clothes in one of the big K-Mart plastic bags ready for me to sort/de-clutter and organise back into the drawers. Over half of the clothes (the ones that are too small) were put into the 60L container seen in photo. It's a great feeling to know that both kids drawers are filled with nicely folded clothes! TASK COMPLETE.

Next on my list was to get my nook by the front door sorted, as this quickly became my dumping ground throughout the challenge. *Note: We have another entrance by the kitchen that we use more. My goal is start using this front entrance more. 

I finally got around to filling up the car and taking a big load to the local op-shop. I have passed on some of my 'baby' items to a friend that is expecting in the next couple of weeks, my bassinet that I used with both of my kids will have it's 15th baby in it soon - It's been well looked after by my friends and family.

When we got back from the op-shop, I de-cluttered the top of the drawer unit in the nook and gave it a good wipe. I would like to note, that these drawers belonged to my Grandad who sadly passed away in February when I was 38 weeks pregnant. I love that I have a piece of him in my home and it fit perfectly in this space. 

I am so happy to have this area back the way I originally had it. I cleaned the big window, vacuumed and finished with OPENING the front door (it had been a while). Hallelujah! I love it, it's a nice, clean, (uncluttered) area at the entrance of our home. 

Our Front Entry
The house is starting to look great. At this moment in time (with a week to go in the challenge), I would be happy for potential buyers to come through our house and have a look around...it's been a mission, however a good one and totally worth it!

The inside of the house looks great, backyard looks amazing (especially when the lawns have just been mowed)...now to attack the front garden! 

"It's a big job" 
This garden has been on my to-do list for a while now and today I finally got my gardening gloves on and attacked it! Ripped out everything except the cabbage tree (I just pushed it back towards the house) however, I'm thinking of taking it out altogether and replacing it with something else. I found the various sized rocks in amongst the overgrown plants so decided to re-use them. Win Win

Please note this is only Stage 1, we are still deciding what we are going to do with the garden...oh the decisions - I just wanted it tidy. I welcome any suggestions :) For now, I am loving our garden, it has really opened up the area and looks so much tidier than before.

I have plans for the other half of the garden as well...so watch this space!!

Hope you are all having a great weekend

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