Wednesday, May 02, 2007

the challenge

well, the organization challenge
is over today.
I chose my sad, sorry, messy bedroom
that was in serious need of some cleaning and organizing.
as you can see by the before pictures.

I would like to present to you my newly painted, organized and clean bedroom.
I hope to eventually get a real bed with a headboard, and nice matching dressers and bedside tables, but for now, here it is.

and also my ensuite bathroom that has a fresh coat of paint. I really love the colors- the bedroom is a shade darker than the bathroom.

okay, for the challenge I need to answer some questions-
1.the hardest part of the challenge for me was dealing with all the stuff. I overcame that by dealing with a little bit at a time. all at once would be way too overwhelming, which really is why nothing was getting done.
2. a big problem with my bedroom and the mess is that it is laundry central. that needed to change big time to help me be organized. I sorted, folded and stored in my room. baskets of clothes around- clean and folded, and put back in baskets rather than being put away, then no one knowing which baskets are clean and which are dirty- yep, a real problem. so, a new habit that I am getting into is putting the clothes away right after they are folded, and sorting them down by the washer- less mess in the room. the basement is in a state of renovation- that is why a lot of the stuff was up there, so when the laundry room is really done, that is where it will all happen! yay, not in my room.
3. I sorted through my clothes, passed some on to my sisters, some donated to charity, the sleeping bags that were in a huge pile were put away properly in the garage, and stuff put in their proper places elsewhere in the house.
4. when I walk in my room now it is such a nice, relaxing place, open and airy and clean. I really really want to keep it that way. to know that it can be easily maintained now, and if I clean it up every day it won't get to that horrible state again!
5. keeping my room clean and organized will give me a nice place to retreat to for peace, where I can really relax, and not stress from the mess! this is a necessary thing in anyones life- and I was missing out for a while!
thanks for the challenge to get me in gear! love my room! yay!


Barb, sfo said...

WOW, fresh paint and everything! It all looks fabulous. Enjoy the beautiful room.

Rean Day said...

What a wonderful color. I think my DH wanted our office to be that color but it ended up like Lime Sherbert! LOL I love the star in your bathroom. How nice and peaceful it looks. Great Job!

Lorri said...

My bedroom is the same color! So peaceful. Your room looks great. Good job.

Kayli said...


jessica said...

yah!! great job.

Debi said...

Congratulations! It looks beautiful! Love the color you painted it!

Robin said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge. Beautiful room.

Andrea said...

You can see the floor! Yea! Love it. And love the paint colors. Wanna come paint some of my rooms??

Mishel Olsen said...

LOVE the red star in your bathroom!

Proverbs31 said...


Laundry in the bedroom seems to be a common problem. :)

Your bedroom looks great! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

It looks awesome Kristi!! Totally understand the laundry in the bedroom problem to.

CoachJ said...

Great job!!