Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Feb's 29 Day Organisation Challenge ...

I was meaning to write this post last Thursday, but I got so frustrated with my SKoW needleturn applique (sorry Dawn, that method you showed me in Dec really doesn't work for me :( ) that I just packed it all in and spent the day on the couch doing some stitcheries while watching season 2 of "Sanctuary"  on dvd, along with some washing and template preparation (for the applique) in the afternoon.  It was nice to just have a day to myself ... DD was at childcare, her one day for the week.

After finishing a re-organisation and deep clean of my daughters toys & books, and my sewing/craft/office areas (all in our very spacious living room) the other week, I have had to take a serious look at the bedroom I share with my daughter.  Not fun!  We have been home from our Christmas holidays, visiting family and friends, for a month, and I still have a box of things I brought back that haven't yet found homes ... not to mention its seeming transformation into a dumping ground!

Thankfully Lydia's 29 Days of Organising Challenge has come around right at the perfect time to kick my bum into gear!

As Lydia says ...

Are you ready to make a change?  Are you sick of your clutter owning you? ...  During this month you will concentrate your efforts on one chaotic and cluttered room and work to transform it into an organised and peaceful space instead.  
There will be 3 progress link ups through the month (10th, 17th, 24th) and a final reveal on the 29th, so hopefully I'll have a wonderfully clean and organised room by the end of this month!!!

Once you see my photos, you'll know why I need to re-organise and change up this room, and the hallway outside our room...


These drawers don't look too terribly bad, but both sets of drawers are piled high with *stuff*.


The drawers in the set to the left of our room door were just full!!  It took me all Saturday afternoon to go through them!! ... I had old magazines ... old books, half of which are off to the op shop as I really don't think I'll even read them! ... HEAPS of old uni paperwork, which was culled down to a pile less than an inch high! ... and a few old childrens books which don't come out very often as they are so old and falling apart, but are gorgeous books.  Some of these were mine, some my mothers!! ... These drawers are now not even a third full now ... amazing!!!


I haven't quite got to these drawers yet ... I am ashamed that there is actually a layer of white mould over these things ... a lot of them will be thrown out ... others will be bleached to their death, to kill that yuckiness!! LOL! Next week ... maybe ... I have another three weeks, hehe ...

Okay ... So we open the door, and ... Clutter, clutter, clutter!!!



This next pic was actually taken tonight ... when I took the previous shots on the 1st, there were a couple of full laundry baskets ... both of which have been washed, sorted and put away ... wow!


Alright ... after that total shame and disgrace of a picture show, I will call it a night.  It is also 1am here, and I have to read the first chapter of "Driven By Eternity" ready for our bible study tomorrow morning, pray, and go to sleep... I spent much of this afternoon doing some more FMQing on an old panel I will make up into a cushion when I can get some matching backing fabric ... and I have some pictures of the items I sent Cheryll for the Scissor Keeper swap from last year (though I know some of you will have seen them already on her blog) ... but I will leave them for tomorrow as I already see myself going to sleep around 2am again ... seems I am seeing that time on the clock more and more frequently these days, lol!!  So much for going to bed before midnight this year!!!

Good night and sweet dreams to all!!

3 comments:

Linda said...

Doesn't it feel wonderful to at least have a plan to organize our stuff! Even getting a few drawers done is a step in the right direction. I got my sewing room all cleaned and reorganized because I had company coming. Now I have to discipline myself to put things back where they belong when I get them out. I get in way too big a hurry to be neat!!! Good for you!

Mark,Kim Lau said...

I am doing my scraproom, and we can do this right?????? Just today I was working in there and my little guy came in and pulled down two baskets of stuff I had just finished organizing and spread it all over the floor. How in the world I missed that is beyond me, but now I'm behind. LOL we can do this!!!! Can't way to see pics.

Dawn said...

Shame it didn't work for you...you'll find what does..keep trying...I am almost up to dat with my blocks and am lovoing it...although I stitch all around and pull out my paper by slitting the back slightly...much tidier... have fun
Hugs Dawn x x

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