I have cleaned out every cupboard in my kitchen, I have gone through my closet and donated clothes. I even started organizing Legos, which I know is frankly a waste of time.
My garage sale pile is growing and growing. The thing is, though, they didn't seem "blog worthy" and I would lose interest.
Take this closet, for instance:
To me, this thing is a beauty. You should have seen the before! This closet is pretty large, but too far away from our front door or garage door to actually be used as a coat closet. I struggled with what to do with this space, but it became the Junk Closet and I cringed every time I went in. I was trying to invent something new - a mini mud room? Nope, we've got something that works. A desk? Nope, we have two built in ones already. A reading space? Nope, we don't need another place to just hang out. So, I cleaned it, did some major decluttering and I think it looks great.
Now, if I were a good blogger, I might remove the shelves and paint the walls. Maybe even stencil the walls. Everything would have labels. The magazine files that hold all my piano music would be painted and matching. I love to look at pictures like that! BUT - in the end, I'd rather save up all the little dollars and spend my money on something big! I'm saving for kitchen hardware and a backsplash. I'm saving for a huge sectional. and much more.
I guess I'm trying to just let you know that I'm organizing and it is awesome and that it doesn't all have to be spectacular and beautiful and major projects to be functional and organized! I know I am not going to draw huge numbers for the closet above like I would if I had gone all out. I remind myself that I organize for our family first and not for this blog.
What are your thoughts?