I already took off the vinyl wall decor and next will be to remove the rest of the things from the walls, wipe everything down and fill holes. I didn’t think it would get done for a while but there’s no time like the present!
At the beginning of this 31 day challenge (which, yes, I am a week behind on but will continue to do until 31 days are done! ;)), we made a list of all the organizing projects that needed attention in our home. I said to choose a space to start and that it didn’t matter where, just to begin somewhere. I chose to start in the basement because it is a constant source of messy, disorganized, chaotic, time-wasting stress. There are a couple areas that still need “tidying”, but overall I have exorcised the demons! I sold unneeded storage containers (few yet to sell), continued to purge excess stuff, made homes for what was left, and cleared the floor! Most importantly, I hope that I have found places for everything in such a way that it’s easier to keep everything in its place…and now I just need to make sure things get put away right away rather than to start more piles.
Sometimes, instead of following a list or sticking with our original plan, we have to prioritize and be flexible. Instead of continuing with the more minor spaces in the basement (like the paint closet which really isn’t bad but needs gone through), I decided that I needed to jump to some bigger priorities and come back to that later. A few months ago I painted the living room and the paint supplies are still sitting in the corner of the kitchen, waiting to be used to finish the backs of the built-in bookcases, the hallway, and Faith’s room. In addition, I’m finding myself nagging at Faith every.day. to do all the things that she should remember on her own because she has to do them every.single.morning. She’s old enough that I need to let her have the opportunity to remember on her own, to take responsibility for her own stuff, and to let her forget once-in-a-while so that she learns not to forget again. (Being a mom is so hard!) I created a routine checklist a while back and when she was using it it helped a ton, but the plan was to put that and a calendar, plus some bulletin boards, etc. on her wall to help get her organized. Her room is due for redecorating, and everything is in a pile downstairs awaiting the walls to be painted. So I decided it’s time to get the painting done and tackle her room projects.
This will take me at least a few days, but I figured while paint’s drying I can be doing other organizing projects, like tidy the medicine cabinet and the kitchen cabinets and pantry! Here are the before’s of Faith’s room (I remembered for once!)…
This piece (below) is one organizing project that I can’t wait to share with you…it turned out great and it has WORKED. More to come on that…!
One of the biggest challenges is going to be creative solutions for Faith’s two awkward closets…
And Faith is very concerned that these switch covers get changed. 😉