I was nervous about my room because it has become the dumping area for the last 3 weeks. But I dived in this morning and learned something important: I don't do well with this stuff before 9am. Maybe even 10. It was too cold to go outside so the girls were either bothering me or bothering their brother-trying to do school work- and things got a little tense. Lesson learned.
Shall we begin?
Starting left: The cedar chest has become the house catch all. The floors had all kinds of laundry, toys, boxes that didn't fit on the cedar chest...general stuff. And that bookcase has been a procrastinated disaster since it made its way into my room 4 months ago.
With any bedroom, always make the bed first. Everything seems easier once the bed is made. I don't know if it's because it takes up so much space or because you can use it to organize other things. It's such an easy and quick thing and makes a difference. Making my bed took merely 5 minutes.
|don't judge the lack of cuteness. We plan to get a murphy bed next year so I don't need to invest in cute linens. Plus the lighter cover was in the wash.|
Next I put away the scant load of laundry left in the basket (tomorrow is laundry day).
This also took only 5 minutes.
Next I picked everything up off the floor and put it on the bed. It's much easier to just stay bent over and have everything where it's easy to see.
Oh wait. I still have to do the cedar chest. Ugh!
|This was discouraging.|
|The stuff on the bed was to go to the shed or car.|
|Very full, large box of random living room items.|
Now my living room still looks great (pretend there's no nasty carpet), and my bedroom looks like this.
Two things I did not do: I did not file the box of papers or organize my bedroom bookcase. Filing the amount of papers I let build up (it's been 2 months) is a very big project that I am going to do when I have a few hours to myself.
I thought it might be fun to do a linky party on Friday. I've never done one before so I'll have to google how to do it. But if you're interested and have been doing a house reset, you can link up and show us your before and after pictures. Seeing progress in pictures is motivating!
Tomorrow: the bathroom. I don't have a picture because you saw it yesterday and it looks the same. The sink is dirty, the toilet needs a scrub, and the shower-actually, the shower isn't too bad. Since there's no clutter from other rooms, I'm going to estimate 30 minutes. We'll see!