Well...it's here, finally, my blog. I have been wanting to do this for some time, and eventually this blog will be AWESOME, but what got me to finally start was the challenge to get organized from Org Junkie's Blog. http://orgjunkie.com/challenge which is a 29 day challenge to organize one room. Well, I have my work cut out for me, and although it was difficult to decide on which room to work on, I chose the dining room/foyer combo.
I mainly chose this room because it has become a dumping ground for EVERYTHING, whether it be from coming in the house with bags from the store, cleaning and making "piles" to take to the basement, Goodwill, friends, but never seem to get to their destination quickly, and last but not least, has become our coat closet...this last part is pretty sad because our coat closet is around the corner, but it is also difficult to get to due to kitty clutter. *Sigh* hopefully I can accomplish this, and I am not in it for the prizes, but I want to get my butt in gear.
I used to be a pretty organized gal, but marriage took that all out of me. It was so difficult to assimilate my routine with my husband's, and our styles and ideas of "order" were different, so I just gave up. This just trickled down further to the birth of my two kids...enter more items, therefore more clutter... While I pride myself in being orderly, one wouldn't know it if stepping foot in my home. All that is about to change. See my heinous before pics of the challenge area.Oh I am so ashamed. Behold, my mess: