I started reading a great book on organization. (I will write the review later when I have completed the full 30 day challenge! I am about half way through!)
It has inspired me to clean up and purge my junk and get a more positive flow in my home.
Living in an apartment that is pretty small forces a person to be creative about storage of their things. Shamefully, my old way of doing it was shoving things wherever I could. I wouldn't say I am a hoarder by any means, but I do have a hard time getting rid of things that may be of use later. Living apartment style doesn't really allow that and it has come time for me to face that.
We have, no joke, 2 adults and a part time 9 year old living in our one bedroom space. It gets pretty filled up with all kinds of things pretty easily.
I started in my kitchen. My cupboards were a hot mess. I wish I had thought to take photos before because they are drastically different now. I had no idea I had dry goods that had expired 2 years ago in there!
I am still kind of working on the kitchen, but one huge mess we tackled was my daughter's art supplies and toys. We used to have a small side table packed full of papers, books, and art supplies. We purchased a cheap shelf at the Goodwill for 6 dollars and purged a bunch of her stuff. It looks wonderful now!
Since I do so many product reviews, our table was full of them. Products just staring at me asking me to review them and get them put away. I used to have a small basket filled with them, but stuff was overflowing. Instead, I cleaned out the cedar chest we used to use as our coffee table and stored my winter shoes/boots in it and took the tiny bin we had for shoes and used it for my review items. What is nice, is, my small basket fits right on top. I store later reviews in the bin and more pressing reviews in the top. It makes almost a two section storage.
Aren't you excited to have me review these products? I assure you this is just a handful of what I have to review! I didn't want to reveal too much :)
I am looking forward to getting the whole house done. This feels great to finally be free from clutter!