So, before my dirty little secret room is revealed to my MIL (since she doesn't speak English, I am hoping she won't discover my secret here), I am cleaning up this room. My plan is to separate the work into little jobs that take an hour or so to complete. By devoting an hour here and an hour there to this task, I hope that the room will be cleaned by the time my guests of honor arrive.
Hour 1: Put teaching manipulatives into their files
Hour 6: Organize the angel's desk.
Hour 8: Sort paperwork.
Hour 9: File papers "temporarily" stored in boxes and on shelves
Hour 10: Dust, sweep and make sure that everything is back in its place
I have 4 days. Can I finish?
I'll keep you posted!