Saturday, May 26, 2012


I read an article the other day that talked about how to "refresh" your home. I thought it was going to give some recipes for homemade air fresheners, but it was all about getting things organized and clean. I decided I was going to work on my bedroom and bathroom. It seems that those two always get neglected and my room turns into a dumping ground for everything: half-filled laundry baskets, library books, stuffed animals, kids' blankets, socks, shoes, church clothes, Lego guys and bath toys. I cleaned everything out of my room that didn't belong and put away anything that I don't use on a daily basis. I took the bookshelf out and put it in my closet where I filled it with all of the bathroom stuff that was taking over my bathroom drawers and cabinets. My bedroom and bathroom have stayed clean the entire week, clutter-free, neat and organized. I love it. I was so pleased with the results that I cleaned out the junk cabinets in my kitchen, and after throwing away a bunch of stuff I didn't need I had two empty shelves. I used that for my water storage and we now have an empty shelf in the garage for the boys' newly-purchased bike helmets. The longer I live here the more I love this house. We may not have all of the fancy upgrades I wish we had, but when everything is clean and put in its place there is a sweet peace that makes me feel so happy to be home.

My bedroom after cleaning. There used to be a bookshelf in the corner that always looked cluttered. I love how clean it looks now. Less really is more.
The bookshelf that used to be in the bedroom. Now in the closet and holding all of the bathroom "extras". Love all of the storage and now I have tons of space in the bathroom drawers and cabinets.

1 comment:

Cassidy said...

Your room looks great! I just love when I get something organized and cleaned. Last week I cleaned out my garage and now I feel completely calm when I walk out to my car because I am not tripping over stuff!