Spring Cleaning


I never knew finding a few relatively, innocent looking bugs in your house one day could turn your life upside down and inside out, but that's exactly what's been happening in our little corner of the world.

On Tuesday, after the exterminators came to spray for three hours, I arrived to my home looking like this:

Our living room...

Lewie's bedroom (the former nursery)

Our home office.

The box spring under our matress...

The drawers in our bedroom...

As you can see, all that is left in our home at the moment is our electronic devices and a pile of furniture.  All other items--clothes, bedding, curtains, toys, knicknacks, paper files, books, photo albums--are packed in air tight bags in the garage. 

We will be living like this for another 10 days until the exterminators come out for our second treatment.  It hasn't been fun...especially having to rumage through bags in the garage to pick out our clothes for the day...but one day soon this "event" will pass.

The bright side of this bug catastrophe is that it is forcing us to do spring cleaning a bit early, and in fact, this will probably be the most thorough cleaning I've done since my husband and I started our life together nine years ago.  Now that we've been without most "things" for a week, I'm starting to realize how unnecssary it is for us to have so much clutter in our home.  You can trust me when I say that most things that have been removed from the house will be removed permanently.  I just can't see brining all this unnecesary "stuff" back into the house. 

It still hasn't felt like spring around here, especially since we received two inches of snow yesterday, but I trust it's coming.  I don't expect we will be doing an Easter Egg Hunt outside this year.  How about you?  Has spring finally sprung in your little corner?


  1. Wow that seems like a pain. What kind of bugs? We are having trouble with wasps right now. I killed ten today in the master bedroom and we don't know where they are coming from!

  2. So done with the snow and it sucks that you're dealing with all this bed bugs crap during the bad weather. I hope your home insurance is helping with this for you guys! Good luck with everything!

  3. Oh my gosh Annette it's like you went through a move! I shuddered a little imagining living out of the bags. I hope that when all is said and done your house feels fresh and delightfully decluttered!

  4. That sounds like such a pain! I hope you get everything back in order soon. XOXO


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