A couple of weeks ago I entered a TOTs100 competition to redo one of our rooms- I focused on our living room. In researching what I actually wanted to do I found some fabulous ideas. There are some amazing resources on the Internet, great blogs which focus on decluttering, organising, cleaning. Pinterest provides ample visual inspiration and links to further brilliant resources. I’ve always loved home improvements and have undertaken some extreme ones: managing a loft conversion when 8 months pregnant, living in a caravan with a wrecked knee, a 17 month old and a 3 year old while managing a massive refurb of our house. I get on with those big projects. What I struggle with is the day-to-day projects- decluttering, staying organisied. Remember this post on my struggle… well over a year on it’s not much better. (My head is still hung in SHAME!)
I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that juggling life with 3 kids a busy household I often feel like I’m chasing my own tail. Too much of my time is being taken up by looking for things, tackling clutter. This affects our ability to enjoy our family time and spirals into all areas of our life. This is really bad feng sui all round.
It’s time to put an end to being consumed by clutter, disorganisation, wasting time on finding things and looking at unfinished projects around the house!
…but how on Earth do you eat an elephant? ‘coz this is a MASSIVE elephant.
So here’s my plan and what I intend to do around the house: I am tackling one corner at a time, not even room by room, and doing those outstanding DIY jobs, decorating and general organisation, loads of cleaning and chucking things out. Some will cost only my time, some time and money. I know some of it will make the whole look worse for a while as the effects cascade through the house, but hopefully in a couple of months we will be sorted and we will end up with a Happy and fully-functional, organised home and a lot less clutter.
I do need your help though: please keep me motivated! I’d love to invite to join me on this journey- either by sorting a corner and sharing it, or by just cheering me along with your comments, suggestions.
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Project 1: The understairs cupboard– From wasteland to organised pantry