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#31 of 48 Old 05-13-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Hi folks

MY ROOM PICTURE TOUR:
I'm new to sharing pics via shutterfly. I think it will work if you copy invite below into your browser
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WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY ROOM:
The current furniture seems to maximize useful vertical space and floor space. This room has come a long way in the past year and a half. I really feel closer to seeing it arrive as a more functional and pleasing space. Now if I could only get there!

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY ROOM: It makes me cranky. The goal was to have a space that would function as sort of a command center for my home business to be and our household management, while also functioning as a place for the kids to play and a guest room. The room has been a catch all for stuff that needs to find a home, be organized or get done. Now I walk in and I am accosted by my to do list. The kids walk past the toys and mess with my paperwork.

HOT SPOTS: Closet. Desk. Bins on shelves. Desk. Closet.

MY PLAN OF ACTION:
Remove un-needed things
Organize things we want to keep making maximum use of our new vertical space.
Manage cords better.
Consider removing closet doors to increase play space

mom to a 7 year old lego fanatic and a 5 year old cross dresser
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I'm back to share my afters. I wish it was all perfect, but I'm just not there. I need to tell myself that it's "done" for now, though, so I can cross it off my massive to do list this month.

Here's my original post from April. I just continued in there since it's the same space at my house and I wanted to paint, etc.

My office area is my craft room. I have gotten rid of lots, but there's still more to do.

MY OFFICE BEDROOM PICTURE TOUR

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY OFFICE AREA (Include a picture!) I love that it's mine. I also love the large window.

WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY OFFICE BEDROOM I don't like how easily things get out of control in there. I also don't like that I have to keep the kitty litter box in my closet, but there's really no where else in the house to put it.

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter) anything horizontal including the floor

MY PLAN OF ACTION - here is where you can be as agressive or laid back as you like. If you want to list a series of goals

I intend to go through the bins and drawers and get rid of even more things. I also want to finish putting dh's childhood pics in the album so they won't be cluttering up my workspace anymore.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3366.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3367.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3368.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3370.jpg


And here are the afters. I've even shown the not-as-done-as i'd like closets.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3565.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3564.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3567.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3568.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3569.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3570.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...p/100_3571.jpg
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It looks great Vanessa!
I need to know where you got your white hutch, dresser, and the shelf on top of the dresser.

I'm finding my biggest challenge is that we just don't have enough storage to create a place for things to always go - I can't seem to find things I like at a price I'm willing to pay!

But, I'm back on the wagon. Must get desk cleaned off again!
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Thanks! I just realized why those pics turned out so bad. I had my camera set on macro. I'll have to retake when I get a chance.

The white cabinet I ordered a few weeks ago. It got it here: http://www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com/..._Credenza/130/ It was $179 when I bought it, and I found an extra code, too. It is attractive, but not the best file cabinet.

The pine dresser is an antique English piece. They are really expensive if you can find them. I really got lucky and bought it from a store where I worked that had used it as a fixture and was selling off all the pieces.

The white piece on top is also something I picked up a few years ago. I bought it a Spiegel outlet when they were big everywhere. (Pottery Barn had them and everyone else knocked them off.)
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oooooooooooooooo. I found something I want on that site.

http://www.homedecoratorsoutlet.com/...r_Cabinet/620/

Would you mind sharing how you found your code? :
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That's really cute! I might need to look some more myself.

Whenever I buy anything online, the first thing I do is do a search for "(store name) coupon" and one for "(store name) code" You can turn up a code quite frequently.

I found this link, but I don't know if it works. http://keycode.com/offer_stopover.as..._alloffers.asp

eta: Actually, at the top of the screen on their site, there's a message saying save 20& off $175. That's the same deal that I got before.
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MY ROOM PICTURE TOUR
No pics this time. I left my camera at my moms house in another state

WHAT I LIKE BEST ABOUT MY ROOM(Include a picture!)
I don't have a spare room or a play room so I am working on the office area still and will start work on my garage.
WHAT I LIKE LEAST ABOUT MY ROOM
office area: no matter how many times I declutter it always looks messy in a few days
garage: I can't park my car in there it is so full of crap

HOT SPOTS (spots in your room that tend to collect clutter)
office area: the whole area
garage: it is one big hot spot
MY PLAN OF ACTION - whatever you would like, just a list of your goals.
office area: declutter (once again)
find solution for papers
try to organize the itty bitty space the best i can
garage: have a garage sale every other weekend until it's cleaned out since I will be continuously adding stuff
area for the bikes
area for the sports related items
laundry center since my washer/dryer is in the garage
space for my dh tools and other stuff

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" --Leonardo Da Vinci
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This week I -
  • Ordered 2 new bookcases! Shout out to Vanessa for helping me find and order them with a huge discount.
  • Put up 3 shelves above the printer/scanner bookcase.
  • Cleaned off my desk (sorta).
  • Did a box for LLL garage sale and a box for goodwill.
  • Shredded a bunch of old papers/junk mail.
Go me!
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I got rid of a dresser that was completely full of nonsense, found the nonsense new homes or donated it, whittled my fabric stash from mountains down to one small storage box under a bed, and sorted through 90% of my craft supplies! I need to figure out what furniture will get used and clear the rest of the stuff out of the room next. Oh and finish organizing the craft stuff...all thats left is 3 small drawers and a small box. I definitely won't be 100% done with the room by the end of May but the change so far is awesome! It won't sit another 5 years getting covered in dust, I promise!

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Sometimes things get messier before they get cleaner and organized. That is all.
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Well, I've gotten some decluttering done. The ceiling fan is hung! I've gotten about 1/3 of the old, nasty wallpaper down. That stuff is such a friggin pain in the butt!. I'm hoping to get the rest down by the holiday.
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I'm in! :

http://mamakati.blogspot.com/2007/05...-playroom.html

I started a couple days ago, so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get this done this weekend.
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I got my bookshelves and they are great!
Still more to do...only 3 days left!
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Which room are we doing for JUNE?
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Since I just joined the forum, I sat out on the May challenge - when will we have a June challenge??? :

(that and my playroom/computer room is pretty well organized since we just painted etc last month.) Here are some photos of the room
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Since I just joined the forum, I sat out on the May challenge - when will we have a June challenge??? :

(that and my playroom/computer room is pretty well organized since we just painted etc last month.) Here are some photos of the room
I like those toy organizers, I think they look so handy. The one thing I would change, would be the standing lamp placement. I think it would look safer in a corner, or in an area away from the trampoline. It seems kind of dangerous there?
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i just wanted to pop in... and say hi
i've been following the thread and am on the lookout for the june chal! definitely something i'm into.... lots of good things going on here!
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I like those toy organizers, I think they look so handy. The one thing I would change, would be the standing lamp placement. I think it would look safer in a corner, or in an area away from the trampoline. It seems kind of dangerous there?
Thanks.

I found the toy organizer at Target - a little less than ones I saw online and no shipping charges.

Sadly, that's pretty much the only place the light can go. It's plugged into the outlet that is controlled by the light switch. (DH broke the plastic knob off for the on off switch years ago - so it's stuck in an on position.) DS always holds onto the handle when he uses the trampoline so it's not a huge risk. The lampshade is plastic. He's used to the light being there and doesn't mess with it, and, he doesn't jump unattended. (and I'd rather have him jump by the lightweight light than by the 40 lb Mickey mirror - which would be the other place the trampoline could go.)
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