Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring Cleaning 2007 is in full swing!


This is my Living Room, at the moment. If you want to see how truly BAD it is, click on each picture to get a FULL FRONTAL view of the situation. I am warning you, though. It is pretty bad. What is that name of the show on TLC? Clean Sweep? Well, I almost need that show to come in and organize my Living Room and Craft Room. LOL! C'mon! At least give me some kuddos for being brave enough to share this with you! The bags in the living room are stuffed with papers that we moved with from our last base. The stuff in my craft room are just shopping bags filled with scrap papers and embellishments which I had bought but never put away. I don't know if you can see it, but there's a large basket in one of the photographs that's stuffed with embellishments, stickers, and "stuff." I am addicted to embellishments and ephemera. It's a sickness I tell ya! So, I am holding a little "contest." How long will it take for me to get my space cleaned up? Will it be days? Will it be weeks? Will it by just a few hours? Go ahead and leave me a comment on this thread, down to the day and hour that I'll have this mess cleaned up. Keep in mind that I work during the day and when I get home, I have my family to feed. Also, there's American Idol on Tuesday with the results show on Wednesday. What else? Hmmm....... Oh, and laundry that has to be folded and cats to look after; and my DH is gone so I have nobody to help me around the house. LOLOLOLOL! So, how long will cleaning take me? If you can guess down to the day and the hour (as in, "You'll have it done by Thursday evening, by eight o'clock." Or, "You'll have it done by Sunday afternoon, by three o'clock") you will win a rubber stamp from me! So, let's have fun! I'm under the gun to get this cleaned up, so I may as well have fun while doing it!


Here is a picture of the stamps that you will get to choose from. As I'm cleaning, I'm finding more stamps that I'm going to part with. But, for now....here are some which you'll get to choose ONE from (if you guess correctly).

55 comments:

Mary said...

That's a big job Ethel, but I know you can get it done! I'm going to guess you'll have it done by Friday at 8:30 p.m. Happy organizing!

Mary (toao)

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Well, I think Saturday morning by 11:30 a.m. Then you'll have time to catch a movie and lunch with DS. Good Luck!

Ethel Amutan said...

This is Joanie (ccstampin's) guess:
I'm guessing you have to have it done by the time your husband returns....which, if I remember, will be the end of this month. SOOOO, my guess is......
drumroll......
You will have your rooms reorganized by Friday, March 30 at 9:00 PM.
Good Luck, and keep us posted.
LOL
Joanie

Julie said...

ohh boy...I can't guess. I can't look at your pictures. It's bad, Ethel. LOL I am a neat freak and your pictures are making me dizzy LOL!

Anonymous said...

Okay my room just looked like that before I put in all my new furniture and shelving, so I will say Thursday at 7:00pm. Have fun!!!

Renée (moon_beam23)
(I don't have a blog that's why I'm anonymous!)

Peggy said...

Ethel-
You are quick and organized. So I say before AI on Wednesday at 6pm!!

Peggy in IL

Anonymous said...

Okay, Dancing with the stars is 2 hours tonight - so not much will happen today (after work, dinner, etc.) and that is a lot to tackle. But you do work quickly, and have a ton of energy, so I'll say by Sunday evening.
Good luck with that!! :o)
Kari (TwinPig)

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing that you'll be aching to play (create) and that'll motivate you to get it done pretty quickly............hmmmmm...... I'll say Friday at 10 pm.
Karen/TiikkiStars

teabear said...

Hi Ethel,

I think you will get busy and get that all cleared out by 3pm Saturday so you can play the rest of the weekend. I'm so impressed by your bravery! ~Tami

Trapedinga said...

OMG!!! Ethel, I thought my room was bad, and your order from ATRS is still unopened or it looks that way. You are brave. I think that by the time this weekend is over you will have it all sorted and put away. Say Sunday March 25 at 7:30pm. It's a big job and you know you'll have to stop and check whats in all those bags.
GOOD LUCK
Donna (Trapedinga)

Trapedinga said...

Oh and I forgot, if you get done before then is the consolation prize that you come over and do my room? If it is I hope I don't win!LOL
Donna

Erin K said...

I believe you will have it done by Tuesday evening, say 8pm. :)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I'm gonna guess that you're a multitasker, and work better when your husband is gone, and your son is asleep! So, TIVO your shows, and spend Monday & Tuesday night cleaning, and you will be done by NOON on Wednesday! Yep. Sooner than later...

Chelc723 said...

Wow ... you got a lot of stuff .. Good stuff though .. I saw some things in those bags that look interesting and fun.

I am guessing Saturday night at 10:30pm

-Chelsea

hutch ink designs... said...

Good luck with it all Ethel! I would not be brave enough to show you what mine looks like right now..since I have been cleaning too!

hmm as for when you will finish...Friday night at Midnight!
~K

Anonymous said...

Hey Ethel
it's me veronica....
I am going to say you will have it done by Thursday 11:30 p.m.
Just in time to receive the new stamps I am sending you..lol
I know you want to play with them and make some ATC's.
If it isn't then hummmmm ok March 29th at 5 p.m. lol just kidding..I really think you will do it and fast.
rubber hugs
veronica

Dawn (3bmom) said...

Well, Girlfriend. I think you should have it done by the time Lucas is home from school on Friday so I will say Friday at 4...

( I have my eye on that key stampLOL) dawn

Pam Speidel said...

OMG Ethel! Now I don't feel so bad about my craft room! LOL :) You need to hustle and get that all cleaned up and organized so you can play with all the goodies in those bags. Also, we want to see the "after" photos! I'll say you have it spic and span by Friday night at midnight! Good luck to you! Smiles, Pam :)
ps. cool stamps!

christie said...

LOL! What a funny contest. I see you have a lot to do so I'm going to say that you will be done by Sat. March 24th at 3:30 pm

kathyshu said...

Wow, what a project you have got Ethel! I am guessing you will be done by 10 pm on Tuesday, March 27th. Have fun!

Kathy

doverdi said...

My guess is ...taking into account that you work during the day, have to cook supper/clean up, laundry, the cats and most important AMERICAN IDOL (lol) would make it more than likely that you will have it all cleaned up by Wednesday night (March 21)at 8:30 pm, just in time to sit and watch American Idol.

~Stacy said...

I will say 2.5 hours before you have to leave for the airport to pick up DH...
hee hee...

Suzi said...

Ok, wow!! That is some mess. How do you manage to create in that chaos??? I say next Monday (3/26)at 9:30pm. GOOD LUCK!!!

Allison said...

Hmm...I will say Sunday by 4 PM (I am a big procrastinator so I am giving you lots of time!)...ask me how long it took to clean my stove this morning!

Y said...

Hmmm...I am going to guess Saturday by 9pm you'll be done!!!

Cheers!

YM

scfranson said...

My guess is that you'll have it done by Saturday at 3pm.
Good luck, you'll be so glad when it's done.
Claudia F.

tyrymom29 said...

Its Actually not that bad ....I think you can deff have it all done by saturday at 9:13 pm . LOL It was a lucky time for me I had my son at that time YOU never know .....GOOD LUCK!!!! and I cant wait to see the AFTER pictures THX for sharing .

laura j said...

My guess is that you will have finished up by Sunday at 2:00pm. I have my eye on a few of the stamps in your photo so please do your best to meet this deadline!!!lol. Have fun!

Peggy said...

I'm sorry you have this cleaning to do, but it will be SOOOO good after you are done and you can be so proud of yourself!

Let's see, Sunday 5pm. You work and have kids, how could you be done before the weekend (let alone start)?

Wife2TJ said...

If your like me, never. lol!

I guess Saturday by 3pm.

Cher said...

I'm guessing Monday the 26 by 10:00pm
-Cher

Trish D said...

How did you get a camera into my house? Seriously, I'm going through about the same thing (and my hubby is even away right now!) but since my kids are still pretty young I can't leave stuff out...

My guess? Sunday at 3 PM.

Good luck!!

Toby S, said...

Ethel, that is just too big of a job to do this week...lol...I personally would push some things aside and just create some new things! See that way, you will have less to put away by noon on Saturday!

Good luck hon...my cleaning best wishes are coming your way.

Eleanor said...

Let's see....American Idol's on 2 nights a week, got the family to feed, & laundry, too! Hmmmm, I think you'll be all done & completely organized by late Saturday evening, March 31,about 11:00pm! Do share pics of your new and improved organized craft room when it's all done.

Gina Wrona said...

mmmmmmmm, with all those other distractions, maybe you could enlist them to help you? probably not.

I'm guessing by Saturday night 9:52 p.m.

gremhog said...

Friday evening at 11:11pm...that way you'll have the weekend to rest....UNELSS of course your are doing the SCS VSN

IF you are doing then I'm going to say you'll get it all cleaned up by Thursday night, same time.

Cheryl K said...

Hi Ethel -

Wow! I'm going to say Saturday at noon! Have fun going through everything.

Lisa said...

Well, if your anything like me I say Monday the 26th by the time you go to bed.. :)

Leah said...

I am going to guess Next Wednesday, the 28th by 8:30 pm

Janeen said...

I am going to say Saturday night around 1:00pm then you can have a great night and get some crafting done on Sunday :D

tgrdina said...

I am going to say Friday, 9PM. I am so happy that someone else's living room looks like mine! Why clean when you can stamp? That's always been my motto!!!!

Beth (aka Canadian, eh) said...

okay, okay, I give in. I'll post my guess. April 2nd 11 p.m.

Anonymous said...

Looks like there's a lot to do so I'm guessing Saturday, March 31st by 3:00 pm. Oh, this is Joanne.

Jan Scholl said...

March 26 at 7:23 PM-unless you are watching March Madness then add a week or so!

Cheryl said...

I'm guessing Sunday by 5PM. Thanks and then you can come to my house and do mine!!!
Cheryl

Kalyber said...

If you are anything like me it will be never or Sunday by 11pm. Knowing you want to get it done I will go with Sunday. Don't feel bad though, you are not alone. The bathroom is the only room I don't have to step over things lately. I'm shooting for Sunday night in my house too. Of course I never have help and I have my first SU demo gig on Saturday afternoon.
Good luck on the cleaning.

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

Hi Ethel, with your hubby being away I reckon you will be motivated to have the job done by sunday night late.

Peggy Maier said...

Yikes!!! What relief when all that is gone!
I'll say Saturday by 6:10pm.

Cathy said...

My guess is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. that allows room for plenty of breaks, and yet spurts of activity, LOL! That's how I do it anyways! :)

Linda said...

If I still have time to guess, Ied say Tue.Night 8:00 pm..
Linda (LJ-BRONS1)

Janeen said...

I am re-guessing for this Friday night, March 30 at 8:15pm. Then you have Saturday to enjoy your good work~ :D

teabear said...

I think you will be all wrapped up by Sunday, April 1st at 3pm.
~Tami

Meghan Clausen said...

i think you will have it all cleaned up by April 1 at 11am

doverdi said...

Ok..you passed my original guess so I am going to try again. This time I will say that you'll have everything done by Thursday, March 29 at 3 pm. I think that you'll want to have it all done before the weekend comes so you will have some free time.

Colmeec said...

Ok my turn. I am going to say that you will have the last pile put up by 3:30 this Friday- that's 3:30 on 3-30.
--Aimee (Colmeec)