Thursday, April 24, 2008

Building Shelves

We are making another attempt at putting our house on the market. I know, I know... this is the worst housing market in recorded history. Nontheless, we are hopeful to get a bigger piece of property in the area where we currently live.
Anyway, as part of this, we decided to clean up our house so the realtor would take us seriously. We felt that all the clutter in our house might be a deterent for a potential buyer.
I managed to fill 4 large garbage cans and took 2 loads to Goodwill. That has helped tremendously. I also got cubic shelving units for the kids' rooms. That turned into an impromptu homeschool project in which all the kids participated.
Now I'm working on where to put this in our portfolio. Pa homeschool law doesn't list "life skills" as a mandatory subject. Hmmmm....Let's see.......Language Arts? They had to read and follow the directions. Math? Count out the correct amount of nails. Consumer mathematics? If the house is tidy, we might get a better offer. Art? Building a useful shelf to make our rooms neater and prettier. This was a very "hands-on" activity and has value and there must be some place to put it.

Below are pictures that tell the story better than I can.

Using real tools

DS's room Before

DS's room after

Dd's room before

Dd's room after

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