This is what happens in my house when we go on a ski trip. Yikes!
Now to be fair, to go on a ski trip we have to bring down a lot of bins from the attic with our ski clothes. We have been back a couple of days so all our suitcases were just thrown into this room. Plus, we had a lot of other odds and ends stored in this room that needed to be put back where they belonged in the rest of the house. Yesterday morning when my youngest was in preschool I decided to tackle this mess.
Let’s take a look, suitcases, throw pillows, ski clothes, storage tubs for the ski clothes. All making a jumbled mess.
I decided to start with something that would make a large difference and give me some room to move around in the here. The suitcases belong in our guest room closet. I managed to puzzle them together to make them all fit into the closet. Then I moved some of the pillows back to the places they belonged.
Did you see some room in there? Now I had to put some ski clothes back in the bin and the other half to the laundry to wash it and I will put them in the bin when they are done.
For some reason there were tons of stuffed animals and kids toys that don’t belong in here. I delivered them to where they belong and then….Ta Da!! A room that looks 100% better. Ugh….why does this always happen to me?? I see some ski pants on the bed that I didn’t even notice. I am just not a detail person…I didn’t even notice when I was in the room. I just see it now, hours later, in the pictures. Oh well…
I was putting this off and really it went so much after than I expected. I get so overwhelmed I don’t want to even start and then when I do it goes really fast.
Let’s see the other side of the room.
After the laundry is finished (I had mountains of it but am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel) I will have my husband put the bins back in the attic. Then we will be ready for guests!
Want to see some of my other decluttering jobs around the house?
Bonus Cleaning – After Christmas Clean Up – Before & After
Bonus Cleaning – Daughters Clothes – Before & After
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Looks great! I need to do this in my guest room.
Pamela Smith says
Isn’t it funny how we put things off because we think it is going to take such a long time or it’s too much, and then when we actually do it, it’s pretty easy to see progress and it’s not so bad?Been there, done that! Your room looks great!
Thanks! Yes, it is like working out. Hard to start but you feel so good afterwards. 🙂
Lisa Sharp says
Great job! My office needs this treatment!
Thanks! I have plenty of other places in my house that need to be done too. I need to keep the motivation going. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
You are an organizing wizard! Glad I found you on this week’s blog hop, am now tagging along and look forward to reading more!
Thanks! I am working up the energy to tackle my closet under our stairs where there are games, crafts and lunch items. I hope to have that up in the next couple days. It will be super embarrassing to show the before pictures. 🙂
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