Friday, April 4, 2008

Caffine and Spring Cleaning

Recently I've discovered that if I drink caffeine in the evenings I can't sleep at night. The other night I drank a Coke at 7pm. I went to bed at midnight then crawled back out at 1 am because I was wide awake. So what is there to do at 1 am that won't wake up the whole house? Spring cleaning of course. It's amazing how productive you can be in the middle of the night when there are no little people to interrupt you every five minutes! I decided to tackle our arts & crafts/storage closet down stairs. It's been a wreck since Christmas. Anytime you opened the doors you were taking the chance something would fall on your head. No longer... after 2 hours of cleaning everything is tidy, organized and labled. Now we can easily get to Nature Girl's craft supplies. Did I mention this is her craft closet? I have a basement full of my supplies. But that's a cleaning adventure for another sleepless night!
Here are the before and after pictures.

B EFORE




AFTER

8 comments:

melly~ said...

come to my house? i'll make you all the caffinated drinks you can handle!
the cubbie looks GREAT!

susan said...

wow that looks really nice. its good that you realized you werent going to fall asleep and got up and were able to be productive. i cant drink caffeine late in the day either, i am a big wuss.

Barb said...

What an amazing transformation. My daughter (9) thinks WE have a sewing room and I really don't mind sharing. Now if only she'd help clean it up!

jillytacy said...

I'm actually discovering that I like to clean in the middle of the night when there are no interruptions. I'm so productive! When I finish I can go back to bed feeling like I accomplished something with my sleepless hours. It's much better than tossing, turning and wishing for sleep to come.

susan said...

i am a niteowl, so i have more energy at nite and like to do most everything then. much to my hubby chagrin(when i do laundry, as the washer is in the adjacent room)
hehe

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Man, if I give you a Mountain Dew will you do my pantry?

Your BEFORE picture puts me to shame. Don't even want to discuss the after one.

Randi said...

What a difference! Maybe i need to start drinking coffee again!?!?!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

WOW! An organized craft closet is a beautiful sight to see. Unfortunately, it's a sight that will probably never be seen at my house! Unless you wanna visit?!?!