Thursday, January 7, 2016

Inside My Home: Disastrous Messy Room - Before & After

It's always a goal of mine to keep up on all the clutter and messes in our home and have a lovely, clean, spotless house all the time....but COME ON....that's not even possible!!!  (Please share your secret if your home does stay clutter-free, clean, and tidy all the time--maybe I'm missing something!)

What better way to feel good about your mess and/or clutter than for me to show you mine from the holidays?!!!

I've told you before that I have to really work at tidiness.  I tend to be a little messy and scattered with piles of stuff for Girl Scouts, my Mary Kay business, Sunday School, the kids and their schoolwork and art projects, etc.  Then there's the whole digital aspect of organization with emails, my Etsy business, and my blog. You know what I mean and I know you can relate!

So here is our home office during Christmas.  We used this room to pile up all the Amazon orders, other gifts, wrapping paper, the crafts I was working on....the "stuff." It was so messy that the kids would go in there to use the computer and not even notice some of their presents were in there unwrapped!!  I'm not joking!!

So I spent a few hours on two different days tackling that room.  One day was just sorting through the empty boxes and deciding what was trash & recycle so I could get it to the curb for trash day.  I organized all the wrapping supplies and ribbon and gift bags and boxes.  The rest of it (mostly my daughter's desk) took me a couple hours yesterday.  We had piles of papers and trinkets and coloring books.....mostly stuff that didn't belong in that room!!!  

Whew! I'm glad that's done.....we can enjoy a nice clean office for probably three days or so until it's a disaster again!!!!

And just for fun, here is our living room after the kids opened their gifts;)  Gotta love Christmas!!!!

Many people made resolutions to de-clutter and be more organized in 2016......for me, it's baby steps.  
Office - check.  Now all that's left is the basement, family room, laundry room, dining room, kitchen, kids' rooms---yeah, you get the picture!! 
Happy New Year!!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! The after looks AMAZING! It must feel great to have that bright, clean, organized space :D