I may regret this, but I am going to show you a slice of my life (pain) tonight. I am putting it out there for all the world to see. Yikes. Promise me you won’t judge. If you have been reading my blog, you know that I am in major organization mode. Purge mode. Work like a dog mode. I am exhausted. I am currently working in my basement which surprisingly has not managed to eat me alive. I swear it may swallow me up. Sometimes tasks feel so big that the thought of doing them is just overwhelming. Sometimes that can create anxiety and then we procrastinate or avoid the task. I am trying to fight the desire to give up, but as you know it is hard. Making note of what I have accomplished thus fars helps spur me on to continue. Case in point (here it comes), my 8-year-old daughter Emma’s room. My Emma is a sweet, uber creative and imaginative girl who literally keeps EVERYTHING. A pack rat if you will. She wants to keep everything she makes and she makes EVERYTHING. Paper crafts are her speciality. I love her creativity. The only issue…learning to contain the mess in a livable manner. Case in point…this is how her room looked right after Christmas which as you know is a crazy time. For our family, it was a difficult time as my workplace closed and we were all affected. The room was not my priority at the time…
thus we had this:
So I cleaned house.
I couldn’t take it anymore.
I needed to reclaim this room!
Here is my donation pile.
Much better. I finally have a place for those kid’s couches the girls use for sleepovers. And see that? That is a carpet on the bottom. Where did that come from?
I stored all Barbies, kitchen food and assessories, doll items and other popular toys in clear containers.
A much nicer and more welcoming bed. This is the bed I am currently working on the
headboard and footboard for right now.
The old bed broke :o(
It was 100 years too old.
Look at those organized books!
I missed that floor!
Oh how sweet it is to have some semblance of order again.
When in doubt, pitch it.
No need to hold onto what you won’t use.
Anyone else working on any cleaning and organizing
projects currently? I would love to hear about your experiences!
Send those tips and tricks my way!
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