I have to start off by saying that I can’t believe that I am letting everyone see my “junk” room. This room is the room where I store all of my cross stitch supplies, books, and is used for an office. It is also the room that is the catch all for anything that I am not sure where to put it. I also HATE clutter so you can imagine my day today when I decided to venture in to organize everything. This is only one side of the room that I tackled today and yes it is that bad in there. Ok, here it goes…..
Here is the book that is supposed to help you keep organized. Well, I could have sat down and read it, but I figured that would just be procrastination right? Don’t look at the dust on the shelf please.
Can you tell that I like books? LOTS of books! It was so daunting to even think about cleaning this room. I started at 1o am and I thought that I would be finished by 12 noon. Wrong! I had only got through the books by noon.
This is the other side of the books that you just saw. I had started cleaning off the shelf about a month ago and never came back to it. There is a pile of clothes that need mending sitting on a chair in the middle of the room. Good place right?
This is one of the after pictures. No piles of books stacked on top of each other. And my cross stitch supplies are in pretty baskets on the floor and on a chair that is very uncomfortable but pretty.
I started running out of room for some of the books that I couldn’t part with so I did have to stack some on the book shelf that you don’t see when you first walk in the room. My son didn’t need his lamp this year at college so it will sit on the shelf for now. It is a little too big where it is, so I might have to move it. If you look into the hallway you can see books piled on the floor. Those will be going to either a consignment shop or the thrift shop. Also, if you look between the two cases there are some bags. I realized that there are some pictures and cards that were from grad parties that I need to go through sometime.
Do you ever get that feeling of relief when you have accomplished something? I felt so much better when I finished this half of the room. They say less is best and I totally agree. The stress of this room is half gone. I will start on the other half soon. When you live with clutter it is stressful and I hate it. It is funny because the rest of my house is clutter free. Yes I have a few knick knacks sitting around the living room, but I don’t have piles of stuff sitting everywhere.
It was a very productive day and I feel so much relief that half of the room is cleaned up. I will start on the next half of the room this weekend and yes I will take pictures :).