Here are the results of the "after". Sheets are no longer toppling on top of my head. There is no more digging through the closet for cleaning items. I am feeling free! It has brought me inner peace to my soul. Let us all chant now. "Hommmmmmmm."
In my quest for a more organized linen closet, I sought after some clever containers. I Y containers. (sigh)
In the picture on the left, I found these two baskets at Michael's. They were $20 for the two of them. They were on sale for 50% off! Gotta love a deal. I spray painted a couple pieces of thin wood with chalk board spray paint and I used a clip to hold them on place on the baskets.
Yeah, I'm good. I'm struttin' my stuff. Admit it... I'm a genius.
I use the flowered container to hold all of my folded wash cloths. Now I don't have to bug with trying to find a wash cloth or having them fall out of the closet.
And I love the container! I found this on a clearance rack at Target! I spoke to me as I was sauntering in and out of the aisles of the much beloved Target. It said, " Jen, you must purchase me. For I am attractive and will provide much organization for your wash cloths. Buy me Jen. Buy me."
And I did.
Along with my daily chores, I finally managed to finish painting my bedroom. You heard me right! It. Is. Done. Thanks to my friend and visiting teacher, Lori, for coming over! She kicked my butt into gear and we painted! Painted like the wind! I know you are all jealous that you don't have a vt that will help you paint.
I love the way my bedroom redo turned out! I will post the big reveal some time later this week!
But what does that have to do with my OCD calendar. Well, I'll tell ya. Conner has learned to open doors. (We are totally screwed). On the day that me and Lori finished painting, Conner managed to sneak in and turned over a small container containing paint, onto my carpet. Gasp!! And a few choice words were followed by the alarming gasp. Naughty words.
I knew that I shouldn't start scrubbing the carpet with a rag to try to clean it up. I quickly got a spoon and carefully scraped it up. Then I started to investigate on how to get paint out of carpet. Just call me detective Jen. This is what I ended up doing:
I kept a damp towel on top of the stain, to prevent it from drying. (You do NOT want it to dry!)
Then I soaked a rag with finger nail polish remover and started to work on the stain. I even poured the remover on the stain. This manage to lighten the stain quite a bit and it didn't bleach my carpet
Then I sprayed Windex right on top of the paint stain. In fact I didn't even use the Windex brand. I used the generic Walmart brand of window cleaner. I would let it sit for a few minutes then would scrub the carpet. Believe it or not, this almost took the entire stain out!
But you wanna know what did the trick? Oxy Clean Liquid Laundry Stain Remover. This stuff is magic! I sprayed it on the stain, let it sit for a few minutes and then would scrub the carpet with a damp rag.
With each cycle of finger nail polish remover, scrubbing, window cleaner, scrubbing, and Oxy Clean, scrubbing, I would take a few paper towels and placed them over the carpet stain and would stand on them to absorb any excess liquids.
I repeated this process approximately 5 times.
I'm telling ya people, I was relieved people. I was shocked that I actually was able to get a paint stain out of my carpet and even better, you can barely even tell that there was an unfortunate "paint mishap".
I have also had another carpet stain that was weighing heavy on my heart. Every time I entered my family room my eyes would zero in on the bright blue stain. It was buggin'!
Conner, again, (insert nervous laughter) tried to color my carpet with chalk. Bright blue chalk.
You would think that one would be able to just rub away a chalk stain, from carpet. Oh no! This has proven to be one of the most difficult stains that I have ever attempted to get rid of. Stupid chalk! Stupid stain!
So after the unfortunate paint incident, I decided to try the magical Oxy Clean stuff on it. And for the most part, it worked! You can still see some blue on the carpet, but it's far better than what it was before.