So you know those times when something happens to bring disorder or chaos to a part of your life or physically to room in your house? It can be something as simple as the holidays or a busy season at work, etc. Then, before you know it, that part of your life or house seems to just end up as a dumping ground and the mess just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it seems completely unmanageable and overwhelming? In my life, those are the times I just want to hit the fast food places and almost forget how to actually cook or bring a lunch to work. I honestly find myself asking Erik or friends what I used to cook or make because I have totally forgotten and nothing sounds good or easy to me anymore.
Ok, whoa, that was a major tangent!! What I was going to talk about was our basement! Apparently I still felt the need to make more "confessions." Anyway, our basement has two
So, somehow I got the energy to tackle both of these rooms on a day that I planned on sleeping in front of the TV. I didn't take a 'before picture' of the first room. I wish, now, that I did but, at the time I was, frankly, too embarrassed. However, you can try to picture it in your mind...the twin bed in the after picture was not put together. It was on its side leaning against other stuff that covered the floor. You couldn't step into the room because the floor was full of stuff from baby toys, baby exersaucers, cushions from our patio furniture, an exercise ball, Christmas decor, our Christmas tree box, storage boxes, to gift wrapping supplies. Horrible. Overwhelming. We didn't even know where to start. However....here's the "after photo:"
So, this room ended looking so good that I decided to take on the bigger guest room as well (bigger room but smaller mess). Here are the before and after pictures of that room:
|These are boxes of boy's clothes all labeled (now) from Newborn to Size 6. Depending on whether Baby #2 is a boy or a girl, this may need to change!|
P.S. I still stayed in my PJs ALL day as promised!