Here is a picture of the initial decluttering. It's at the top of the stairs so we can grab some and take it with us every time we go down. The sooner it's out the door, the better. (All 4 of my girls have rescued at least one thing ~ I'm afraid I've taught them bad habits!) There will be much more than this being donated.
Thursday morning I got up early, got myself together, made my bed and picked up my room. It's a good thing because at 7:10 a.m. the utilities department came ringing the doorbell saying they had turn off the water because of a broken pipe in our cul-de-sac. No matter, I was together. I made coffee and filled up a couple of water pitchers for the day and begin moving things in to my bedroom so we could have room to work.
Here are the new cabinets. We took a tall cabinet out of here and put it in the laundry room. Which is great because we needed more storage in there. We didn't paint because the humongous L-Shaped desk on the other side of the room is too hard to move and we plan on replacing it soon anyway so why move it twice? When we do, He promised that we will get rid of the orangey, melony walls in here (what was I thinking 10 years ago?) and paint it Vienna Lace Pink. (Yup I had already picked out the color and have a sample jar on my desk.)
Later on, maybe this year, maybe next, I would love to have upper cabinets. For now we are just going to extend the shelves to the end of the cabinets. I took all of this stuff down and we added the shelves.
No, this isn't just a random picture. It is a picture of things to come. As I was moving things out I put some of my lace in this hatbox and though it was oh so pretty together. I am so excited. I have been making lace boards and will show you those soon. In the meantime, here is my schedule of organization for the year! Yup, I said year! It will take that long because I don't want to "crash and burn". So slow and steady and I will see it all done.
January - Craft Room (It's also my home office - so craft side this month and the rest next month)
February - Home Office & Paperwork
March - Master Bedroom and hallway (my hallway has a linen closet and big chest of drawers for - stuff)
April - Bathrooms (x4) and Laundry Room. ( My girls will do their own baths and I will do 2)
May - Kitchen & Pantry
June - Outdoors, Shed & Garage
July - Living Room and Dining Room
August - Family Room
September - Sunroom
October - Christmas & Seasonal Storage
November - Rest of basement
December - ? Me?
You are welcome to come along with me and organize your home too, using my calendar.