Thursday, November 1, 2012

21 Days to an Organized Sewing Room - Day 1

Woohoo! Here it is, day one!
(in case you don't remember, I'm doing the 21 Days Project following the pattern in Crystal Paine's new book, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life )

Today, step one, I put this sign on the door to warn everyone that what was on the other side of this door isn't pretty (and remind myself to keep going):
Then I took some "before" pictures.  You see why I need this?? this room is disgusting, and totally overwhelming!  There is stuff everywhere, and it is so unorganized!  We call this the 'sewing room', but it's also the office, the storage room, and the 'I don't know where to put this' room.  I'm also expanding my project to the 'cubby', the random area at the top of the stairs just outside the sewing room. It's turned into the sewing room overflow area - which is NOT OKAY!
Here are my "Before" pictures:

I don't know why I never thought of breaking it up into 20 small steps rather than doing it all at once.  Crystal is a genious! Unfortunately, this is one of those projects where it will probably get worse before it gets better. So, hopefully hubby can handle it being even worse for the next three weeks. 
The task I assigned myself for Day 1 was cleaning up the floor and throwing the trash out.  It took me about 10 minutes, and it looks better already, really!  I didn't take any after pictures because I had to get to writing this post and the little prince decided its a no-nap kind of day.
As of now, I'm excited to get going on this and see the progress. Onward and upward to Day 2! (I don't know that I will post my progress every day.  I am planning on a few times a week.)

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1 comment:

  1. That's great! I love your printed list and warning! Thanks for joining in and linking up :)