My story: we moved to a new house 3 months ago. We're mostly unpacked, and it feels like home. But I haven't done much decorating- mostly put up the same things we had at the old house; some of it looks good here, some of it doesn't. My bedroom isn't too terribly bad, so I'm also going to be reorganizing and hopefully redecorating the master bath.
My goals for this month:The Desk area
is very disorganized. Stuff gets dumped on top of it and into the drawers, and I don't like not knowing where things are. You can also see that there are two large boxes sitting to the right of the desk- I have no idea what's in them, and they need to be unpacked! In the picture you can also see a telescope. We have a very large window in our room, and DH likes to look at the stars occasionally. I'd like to find another place for the telescope, because it gets in the way sitting in the corner.My nightstand
has become a catch-all for books, water glasses, etc. Right now there are some toys
in the nightstand that need a better (locked?) home. Once I get the drawers cleaned out, I hope to avoid clutter collecting on top of the nightstand.This box fan
sits in front of the window and runs at night. It is a hand-me-down and is REALLY gross and dirty. By the end of September, we shouldn't need it anymore. So when it gets cold, I will find a place to store the fan in the basement for the winter, and I will clean it out before I store it.Our Dresser
the drawers are well organized, but both DH and I have a tendancy to leave things sitting around on the top of it. I will work to keep this a clutter-free area.The closet
This is the view looking straight in. We finally got our filing cabinet moved inside the house, but we have papers ALL over the place. I think the most time consuming job will be getting all of our papers, etc. back in order.My side of the closet
Just general decluttering needs to happen here. I'm hanging onto too many pieces of clothing that I just don't wear. You can't see in the picture, but underneath my clothes are boxes of kids' craft supplies and books. I'd like to find a better place to store these things.DH's side of the closet
DH likes to just pile all of his clothes on a chest of drawers that is sitting on the floor. Whatever- it's his side of the closet. But I would like to go through his clothes with him and get rid of things he doesn't wear.Master Bath
is BO-RING. It's this awful off-white, slightly purplish color with lovely pink countertops. I just can't stand this room, it doesn't feel comfortable. No matter what I do, it doesn't seem clean and inviting. I'd really like to paint, and I'd be SO grateful if anyone wants to suggest a color scheme. I've been thinking about a warm light brown, but I'm nervous about how it would look with the pink countertops. Also on the agenda: install a towl bar/ring- right now the handtowel just sits on the countertop.More bathroom
Just your basic, boring toilet. I've been trying to decide if I want a basket or something to keep the wipes in, instead of leaving them on the back of the toilet. I did try a basket before, but it just didn't look right, and it only held a few wipes. There are magazines in the brown magazine box on the floor. Definitely better than just leaving the magazines on the floor, but would a basket look better? Hhmmmm...The shower area
again, just plain and boring and blah (please ignore the laundry hanging over the shower door). DH put the little white cabinet in the corner, but we don't really need it there, since we don't keep anything in it. I've thought about rolling up clean towels and putting them in the spaces? My goal for this area is to install a towel bar or hooks. I also need to give the shower a good deep cleaning. Although we squeegee the shower down each time we use it, it's been awhile since I've scrubbed off all the soap scum.Bathroom closet
is fairly well organized, but is crowded. I plan to go through all of the stuff and get rid of things that we won't use in the medium term. I'll also go through our old sheets and get rid of the ones I don't like/don't use anymore.
Phew! I didn't think I had much to do, but now that I've written it all out, it feels like I have my work cut out for me!