View Full Version : Cleaning success! (Share yours)

07-31-09, 04:57 PM
I've decided to take pictures of my progress as I go along, to help me stay motivated and maintain organiztion after I attain it.
So far, I've done my room which is always my absolute worst disaster zone. My kids' rooms don't get this bad, but all the clutter and stuff that doesn't get put away ends up in my room.

From the doorway before:

From the doorway after:

My dresser and husband's side of bed before:

My dresser and husband's side after:

My desk, husband's dresser, entry to bathroom before:


07-31-09, 05:04 PM
thanks - that is SO encouraging!

07-31-09, 05:52 PM
BRAVO BRAVO :eek: thats is sooo cool!! good for you, I mopped the kitchen floor after a year. keep the sink clean lately........I have a long way to go:confused:

07-31-09, 09:29 PM
Great job!!! I love that you posted before pics, lol--it's proof I don't have the only residence that looks like that most of the time. ;)

08-03-09, 04:59 AM
amazing!! This encourages me as well.... I have secretly thought of doing this many times but never did it. Now I will try!!

08-03-09, 01:24 PM
Wow! That's amazing.

I can see my floor again. But as the rest of my room still looks a lot like your before pics I'm not bothering taking and sharing any pics just yet ;-)

08-03-09, 07:00 PM
I changed the oil in my vehicle.. I procrastinated that one for a whole year. I am right now cleaning my closets.. omg, I threw out so much..

08-03-09, 08:56 PM
well I have had a FULL reef aquarium sitting undesired and stealing money from us for almost a year now. I had originally designed it to be self sufficient which it certainly was. I had over $1000 in corals in it and for the last year they have been dying off one at at time until last Wednesday when I got the bug that it was time to go. I started by pulling out a bunch of stuff..turns out I messed with it too much too quickly and overnight I had a major tank meltdown, where everything I had left died (well not everything, but of coarse it was the expensive ones: several corals easily worth $100-150 each.)
I was heartbroken, and my wife is just mad that I left it go so long and it all died. (That was all due to be sold and make us a little extra money (since my wife lost her job).
Well today i finally did it. I tore the ENTIRE tank systems down. I was wasting energy like crazy with everything I had running, and we just couldnt afford it again this month. I spent ALL day in the basement taking it all down. I am soooo happy I took it all down. I have just one small tank running (bear bones) to keep the remaining things I have alive until I can take them to the store and sell them.

Here is a before pic of the back of the tank (where all the electricity was being wasted)
here is a picture from March. This is the last time I really cared about/for the tank.

Now its all gone, and I am soooooo happy i actually did it!