Graduation accomplished, cum laude as a matter of fact (aren't we proud?) and I'm in crazy cleaning mode to get the house ready to go on the market. It's taking FOREVER! In a brave attempt not to move any crap, I'm ruthlessly clearing out the unused and unloved. Trying to declutter, deep clean, and "stage" the house all at once, room by room is getting a bit boring. However, I did go to sleep last night with my closet doors wide open so I could see how organized and tidy they were.
The side effect of all this cleaning has been finding great stuff that has been hidden away or forgotten. Like Harry and Percy, favorites in my small teddy bear collection. They are wearing old silk bow-ties I "borrowed" from the my high school costume department, YEARS ago.
The biggest challenge has been my kids. I'm walking around here, occasionally ranting about how much I have to do, and reminding them that I am REALLY SERIOUS this time...they MUST clean their rooms! Wish me luck!