Presented as a class with an emphasis on action, Simplify 101 offered me a chance to get some organizing done in my study which I am overhauling as part of the One Room Challenge. Participating in the forum with its built in accountability and encouragement from classmates was absolutely wonderful.
Here are the Befores.
I decluttered, again, as I went. (I'd decluttered as I had packed everything up, too.)
I got most of everything out of the living room and into the Expedit on Friday night.
Those boxes on the side are destined for the basement. Yes, it needs to be organized down there!
Saturday, after work, I worked on the China cabinet.
I lined the back with photocopies of pages from a children's dictionary. So sweet.
That's just white paper on the shelves.
Ever since I painted the door black, something about this view has bothered me.
Yes, they are both dark. Yes, the heights are wonky. But wait--the muntins--perhaps they're not getting along with each other?
So, since they were easily removed, I removed them.
Then, very carefully, I loaded it back up.
Sunday, I had a meeting over at my Mom's with a fellow bidding on some work in the morning and I had to work in the afternoon, so I set myself an easy task: pack up and distribute the stuff not staying in the room.
Some of it went back to the basement to be stored, some of it was wrapped and boxed up for sale, and some of it went straight into the donation station. I'm happy to say I got it all done! This is that last 10% of a project I find so difficult to do.
Then, I rewarded myself with some styling of the Expedit.
It was a great weekend!