In the process, there is now crap everywhere (and it isn't just hers!).
This is the new knitting room.
Before I started moving everything here and there, I actually vacuumed the room they once lived in (for nearly two hours). Can we say disgusting? I of all people know how messy and dirty children are from my years of teaching. Is it just me or aren't you supposed to clean up spilled messes as soon as they happen? The floor is totally gross. Stains of spilled Hawaiian punch, hot sauce, cheerios, candle wax, glitter glue, mascara, etc are on the carpet and they aren't easy to take out (even for an anal cleaner like myself!). I intend on charging her a cleaning fee since she couldn't take the time out of her awesome life (that's sarcasm!) to finish moving out of the last place she lived. Am I disappointed? Yes. Do I feel as though this person has no respect? Hell yeah! And that poor kid is picking up on everything her mother does.
Our home improvement doesn't only involve furniture. It's the overall environment that is changing in more ways than one. I can breathe a little bit easier these days too. Thankfully, it is all for the better.