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Bedroom clear out support thread

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alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 09:16:30

I have just read a couple of different threads where some mumsnetters are struggling with the state of their bedroom. I am also in the same boat.

I think we all put the rest of our families first, but i have decided to sort my bedroom out once and for all! (well, try)

If anyone would like to join me that would be great grin

Firstly i have stripped the bed, and the sheets are in the washing machine.

Next i am going to get any clothes out that need washing.

Then i am going to put all books except the two DH and i am reading back into the book case.

I will report back when i have done this and see if anyone else is going to join me grin

kormachameleon Mon 01-Jun-09 09:17:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 09:18:09


cikecaka Mon 01-Jun-09 09:36:17

I am going into the dumping ground that is DD1s bedroom, she has been sleeping in with DD2 for the last couple of weeks because of the mess! blush

Sort Clothes
Change the bed
Tidy Round
Sweep Floor
Wash Floor

cikecaka Mon 01-Jun-09 09:37:11

Just realised how simple it looks, if only! hmm

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 09:40:18

Ok, so i am on my own, but i am not going to stop!! grin

I have just disgusted surprised myself at how much washing there was in our room. It is now on the landing but at least i can't forget about it now. I have put one load on but have about a tonne a few loads to do blush

I have tidied the bookshelf and i can't believe the amount of dust! shock

Next to do is the mantlepiece, has just got loads of dust and odds and ends on that really don't need to be there.

I am going to clean the bedside cabinet too. I think i will take a bin bag up to put stuff in as i go.

Thank god for a very busy weekend and a toddler so tired that she is happy to spend the morning in front of cbeebies grin

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 09:41:13

hello cikecaka smile

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 10:00:17

I have cleared and dusted the mantlepiece and bedside cabinet and even furntiture polished.

I am going to hoover all of the available floor space and window sill next.

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 10:02:21

I meant to add that it is scary how quickly it can be done considering how bad it is. It goes to show that really it isn't all that much of a hassle and if done regularly would only take 5 mins blush grin

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 10:59:29

Ok, so i have:

Stripped the bed and washed sheets (do every week anyway, i'm not that bad!)
Turfed all washing/dusty clothes onto landing to sort
Dusted bookcase and put books into it
Cleared off mantlepiece, dusted, polished and hoovered fireplace out
Dusted bedside cabinet and polished
Dusted and polished window sill
Got cobwebs down
Dusted skirting boards
Put 2 loads of washing on from bedroom.

Have still got to sort the draws and wardrobe out, but i am feeling very proud of my self smile

cikecaka Mon 01-Jun-09 11:07:50

Left DD1s bedroom until last as it looked the worst, but suprisingly it was mainly clothes so once they were hung up or put out for the wash, it didnt take too long

Sort Clothes DONE (got 2 baskets of washing out of it)
Change the bed DONE
Tidy Round DONE
Sweep Floor DONE
Wash Floor NOT YET (as DD3 wants to help hmm)

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 11:10:21

Well done cikecaka

I am planning on doing a few rooms this week if anyone is interested.

CherryChoc Mon 01-Jun-09 11:17:30


I'm only here because I'm not sure it's possible to entirely clear out my bedroom. But having said that it's disgusting and noot relaxing at all in there so could do with being done quite urgently.

Now where do I start...

Fling open windows & curtains Done
Put some fun music on Done
Go round and collect ALL rubbish into a binbag
Put all dirty clothes into one pile
Take nappies downstairs to be sorted
Put away clean clothes
Take cups etc downstairs
Finish list

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 11:20:08


I started at about 9.30 and had done list above by 11, and i don't think i have even hoovered in there for maybe <<whispers>> a year blush blush there just was too much stuff.

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 11:21:53

Also, found the best thing was to put all washing on landing so have to do it and it is not in the way whilst your doing your bedroom

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 11:22:43

sorry, you're not your blush (it is one of my pet hates)

CherryChoc Mon 01-Jun-09 11:26:20

<boak> My DP is so disgusting, HOW much tissue did I just find by his side of the bed??

cikecaka Mon 01-Jun-09 11:27:50

My room is next on my agenda, so will wait til tomorrow to start, will need DD3 to be engrossed in a dvd first grin

CherryChoc Mon 01-Jun-09 11:28:48

I have just had the best idea ever for a new company. Remind me to write it down when I have finished this <tries desparately not to get sidetracked>

PlumBumMum Mon 01-Jun-09 11:30:11

Alice was going to join you but haven't even started my dishes so better do that first, but I did do my bed yesterday smile
and dcs beds on Sat

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 11:32:41

cherrychoc I'm afraid i am the one with tissue everywhere blush

I am not going to move the bed out as i really can't move it by myself, and i think we need a weekend to sort throught the boxes under the bed together - as most of it is DH's junk treasured possesions grin

cikecaka i think i will do the draws and clean washing tomorrow. Hopefully DD will happily stay upstairs with me, now she won't catch legionnaires disease it is tidier grin

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 11:33:55

What is with my spelling today? shock

FairyLightsForever Mon 01-Jun-09 11:54:39

Is this thread just for today? I have too much today to even contemplate my bedroom, but maybe in a day or two...?

CherryChoc Mon 01-Jun-09 12:01:18

Is anyone brave enough to post before/after pictures? I have taken some before pics but think I might only put them up if it looks good enough afterwards!

alicecrail Mon 01-Jun-09 12:05:24

Erm..... Have already done a lot, but may take a pic of my clean clothes mountain before it gets sorted grin

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