Home Maid Simple: October 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Storage closet

While searching for my Halloween Costume (a real Japanese Kimono) I got sidetracked and organized the storage closet on our porch.  I don't have a before because it was spur of the moment, but let's just say it was a mess and you couldn't get to anything inside.  It looks much better now!

Master Closet - After

DONE!!!  What did this entail?
Getting a dresser for clothes
emptying out everything to completely reorganize
Papers stored in bags on top shelf
Boxes organized and put on top shelf
Bench (can't see it here) to hold shoes

It was long, it was tiring, but it is so nice to be able to open the doors without climbing over mountains of stuff.  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Back on track

Phew, sorry I took a break here.  I had to stop the closet and get our fridge fixed.  Ever since we moved in, it had been leaking water from the freezer into the fridge.  It bothered me, but I just dealt with it.  Then our dishwasher started leaking, so we just had maintenance come in and do both.They cleaned the air flow on the fridge, but a day later and we had water all over the inside of the fridge again.  So we called again.  They decided to just bring in a new Fridge for us.  YAY!  That whole day was taken up with cleaning out the fridge, and restocking it.  I had some pictures, but well, they accidentally got erased.  But no worries, I should have the closets finished this week for your viewing :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Master closets Before

Ok so when we moved in, our closets kind of became dumping ground for everything that didn't have a place. It overflowed.  This is the new project.  Some has been accomplished today, but it's not where I want it yet.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Bed - Before and After

We are getting a dresser tonight!  My parents are getting rid of a lot of their stuff, and simplifying their home.  When we moved here we got rid of all our dressers, and thought we could use shelves in the closet.  M's clothes have been trailing out of the closet though, so when we saw they were getting rid of this dresser, we snatched it up.  They are delivering it tonight.  Getting the dresser into the room required some rearranging done today!  So voila, I moved the bed and made room for the dresser
Before the move - 
After the move

Bedroom -Shelf Floor After

Ta Da!  It took a bit longer than I expected, but I finished.  I really enjoy the feeling this space now gives me.  What went into creating this space - 
4 grocery bags of garbage removed
2 boxes emptied
hands and knees crawling to organize under the desk
lots of wire unplugging and replugging (loss of internet while figuring it out)
Time spent going through books, putting kids books with the kids books
A new place for laundry
Ending it all with a good vacuuming

Now I just think it needs a good piece of art hanging on the wall.