Resolution One – Organize and Purge

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I am coming up for air!
My very first
“Organize & Purge”
task is done.
{yay}
I had been putting off organizing & purging my upstairs craft, okay… crap room,
all right… 

DUMP ROOM

Because, let’s face it.
That is exactly what I was doing in there.
Now… it wasn’t dirty, or icky. Swear!
BUT
I could barley walk in there.
Everything was slowly moving into the center if the room.
Like magic.
It certainly could not me the fault of Moi’?
Since I was also going to be flipping all the contents of the room with the contents of my lower floor storage closet, I went ahead and emptied the entire room.
Yep, fun times.
I know how to party.
{big wink}
Where you ask?
Why, right into my living/dining room area…
Isn’t that how you do it?
After a few days of seriously editing what would not be returning and trying to put something in every nook & cranny to make the very most of my space, the upstairs room now holds all my home decor and holiday items.
~WHEW~
No more trudging up and down the stairs every time I want to freshen something up!
Here is My Story in Pictures
{with a few words, you know I’m gabby!}
I think this is my favorite change.
It fits well under the window without blocking the light.
This is where I started.
…and this is now!
Really would LOVE if all the totes were
the exact same.
The different colors make me twitch a little.
 I vowed not to spend a dime
just my time ~ so no new ones.
(… for now)
This furniture piece and the mani’s may look like space wasters but I sell on ebay and I use them almost everyday.
More Wreaths, Toss Pillows
and Toted-Up Home Decor.
All Easy to See & Find.
I really tried to make smart choices about where I placed things.
There is a closet behind the entry door and we use it for coats & board games. I managed to find enough room to hang up all my table linens in one place. This works well because I can really see everything I have now.
This is HUGE for me.
I can now reach it, without it being in the way. at. all.
It’s the little things.
Man, when I go for it… I really go for it!
This is the gigantic mess I made to get the spare room looking like it does now.
Only one more to go now!!!
The storage closet.
{please… help me}
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Resolution One – Organize and Purge
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  1. says

    Oh girl you did it! I’m so proud of you! It looks great, Shan. I have to say, I’m pretty jealous of the hanging table linens. Wish I had room to do that.

  2. says

    It makes me happy to know that there are other pack rats out there like myself. I organize and purge, but the purge ends up in my basement waiting for another day of purging. lol

  3. says

    Nice work!! I can tell you that the different color totes would drive me batty too. My husband thought I was a loon when I started swapping out some in my craft room and had to buy new ones. When I said I was doing it because they didn’t match he almost threw me out the door! ;)

  4. says

    Oh my goodness, You did an incredible job organizing everything.
    You will easily be able to switch out decor items for your home.

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