Monday, February 1, 2010

28 Day Organizing Challenge in My Bedroom

Posted by Krista at 9:54 AM

I've known about this challenge for a couple of weeks now and I've tossed around the idea of joining. Two things were holding me back. First of all once you see the room you'll see it's going to be a huge commitment. Can I follow through? Or will I start and then freeze on it? Secondly I would have to take before pictures and share my embarrassing mess with all of you.  Admit I've got a dungeon - who likes to do that??  Well, I'm taking the plunge.  I'm joining the challenge and I hope by the end of the month I'll have a beautiful retreat to show you.

Before I get started on the great organizing mission I'm going to share the before shots *deep breath*

This is what you are greeted with when you walk in the bedroom. Not exactly the most welcoming retreat to walk into. 

And here we have the view from the bed. Best just to close your eyes and go right to sleep to avoid starring at the mess for too long.

And the view towards the closet. Lovely isn't it? I would have taken pictures of inside the closet but *ahem* I couldn't exactly get to the closet. Trust me, it isn't any better than the rest of the room though.

There you have it, in all it's glory - the mess from hell.  Now, in a little fairness some of this mess wasn't created until the great craft closet makeover. Everything from that closet was dumped into  my room and the leftover bins were also dumped in there. So it wasn't quite this bad a couple weeks ago - well, the closet was but not so much the rest of the room.

Just in case you've already forgotten - here it is again for you ;)

I hope to take pictures as I tackle this challenge and share some progress pictures with you. Now, don't flame me for my mess okay? Just hold my hand and tell me I can do this. Been there, done it? Have some tips for me? Have some ideas? Please share!


Cathy H. on February 1, 2010 at 10:02 AM said...

Awesome Krista! I can't wait to see your progress!!!

Mitten from Smitten on February 1, 2010 at 10:02 AM said...

You got brave! Good for you I am so proud!

Personally I would tackle one section of the room at a time, starting with the bed. Clear it off and make it so that if nothing else, your bed looks good. Use it as inspiration... kind of like shining your sink.

Remember: a pile to keep, a pile to throw out and a pile to donate. You can do this!!

Pippa on February 1, 2010 at 10:06 AM said...

I'm going upstairs right now to take some photos so that you don't feel alone. I shall join you for this 28 day challenge... even though this is the first that I have thought about it.

Dolli-Mama on February 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM said...

Wow! Good luck! I'm excited to see the progress!

Rana on February 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM said...

You are not alone. If you get a chance stop over at my blog and see my scary space. This is going to be a fun month of clean up. Happy organizing!

Amy Brown on February 1, 2010 at 11:52 AM said...

This is great! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
I don't have much "stuff" so sometimes it's a blessing in disguise LOL. I did take a before picture of my pantry and bought some baskets, but when I got home I realized they are way too small.. I'll need bigger ones then I'll get to work.
Way to go! One bit at a time and you'll have it all whipped into shape :)

W. Rohlfing on February 1, 2010 at 2:05 PM said...

Good luck! I am with you on the challenge - I chose my computer room. I don't think I am nearly as brave as you or I probably would have tackled the garage. It's like your room but times 10. :)

Karen on February 1, 2010 at 4:19 PM said...

I think we've all hit bottom - what else would explain our willingness to post such pictures! Good luck with your challenge!

High On Craft on February 1, 2010 at 5:16 PM said...

You can do this! How nice to have the support of everyone taking part in the challenge.

Rachel @Life in #3 on February 1, 2010 at 6:05 PM said...

You can do it! Just tackle one area at a time and stay focused. :-) I'm doing our living room, and trust me, I feel as overwhelmed as you do!

Petula on February 2, 2010 at 6:36 PM said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress! You can oh so definitely do this. Piece of freaking cake. :) Just envision the way you want the room to be and jump in. Oh and don't forget to write down your plan based on the tips from the sponsoring sites. Good luck!

DianeDenmark on February 5, 2010 at 7:31 AM said...

Good luck, K! :) And I'm with 'Smitten'...start with the bed first - it IS the shinky sink of the bedroom. (Don't ask me know I know..!)

Brandie on February 27, 2010 at 9:48 PM said...

Don't feel bad, everyone has a "hole" or dungeon! I attacked my laundry room and was ashamed to show my mess as well. I was always able to close the door on it before, and now I'm baring all! It's kind of liberating


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