Wednesday, February 29, 2012

29 Day Organizational Challenge- The Master Bedroom...DONE!

So this month I took on my Master Bedroom. I was so tired of all the clutter that was collecting. When it starts I just continue dumping. No more! My plan was to clean it up. I didn't do any decorating (not my thing), but I really enjoy a clean space. Someday I will add a bit more spice, but for now, it's back to a very easy layout. I even had several unseen places I cleaned. I feel really great. So without further ado, here's the before and after pictures.

Before (above), After (below)

Before (above), After (below)

Before (above), After (below)

Before (above), After (below)


1. What space did you decide to organize and why? I chose this space because it was the messiest room in my home and I cringed everytime I had to go in there.  I like neat and clean areas and this room became a dumping ground.  I let things pile up since the summer.

2.  What steps did you take to ensure you completed the space within the 29 day timeline?
Well, I wish that I had made a better point of writing down my plan, but basically I started by picking up all the stuff off the floor.  Then I cleaned off the flat areas like the dresser tops.  This helped me to think clearly to work on the internal areas.
3.  What was the hardest part of the challenge for you and how did you overcome it?
Just beginning the cleaning was the hardest part for me.  I think that's why I just let this space go. I like to work in HUGE blocks of time, but I have 2 children under 3 years of age and the only time I can get anything done is during the short afternoon nap hours, but I took about 15-30 minutes a day and cleaning up the space made a world of difference to me.

4. What did you do with the “stuff” you were able to purge out of your newly organized space?
I bagged up a lot of stuff and donated to Goodwill and I also took a few things out to the garage.  I didn't want anything extra crowding my space.

5.  Tell me one of your proudest moments during this challenge?
Always the proudest moment for me was taking pictures at the end.  I was amazed at how fresh and inviting everything looks!

6.  Explain any organizing “tools” you used to help you create additional space and to establish some limits and boundaries?
I feel very limited in my resources for organizing stuff, but in my closet I have a plastic box where I put all the miscellaneous pictures and cards that I had stashed under my bed!  I feel like there is a space for everything.  I have a lot of storage areas in my room and believe it or not I store all my recipe books, DVD's and CD's in my upright dresser.

7.  What is ONE piece of advice you’d give to someone else to encourage them on their organizational journey?
My one piece of advice is to work 15-30 minutes a day in one area until it is clean.  I loved taking a whole month to focus on one area and by doing just that I was able to make my bedroom a place I WANT to be now.

I'm hooked up with Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Homemakers Challenge


Alana in Canada said...

It looks great! I bet it feels great to sleep there now. Congratulations!

Kel said...

Looks fantastic. You can tell you did a lot of work. Go you! I would mount that tv on a shelf on the wall though and get it up off the dresser. Then you'd have more room.

Unknown said...

I'm not really into decorating either! But I do like a clean and clear space! You did a great job! Looks good!

Annette Whipple said...

YAY! Good for you!

It looks like you could use a dual control electric blanket like we have. (Black Friday deal for $ only reason for going...)

Great job!

Alison said...

Wow!!! Great job. It always feels so fantastic to clean up, eh??

Unknown said...

It looks so beautiful and relaxing. Isn't amazing how much room you have now. I feel like I can dance around the room with all the open space. LOL.

Unknown said...

a clean and simple and uncluttered space. and very nicely decorated.
good for you!