I’m exhausted! but feeling accomplished

I’m exhausted! but feeling accomplished

There is something I’ve been meaning to do for a long, long time, and have never gotten around to it… until today!

My bedroom is a WRECK. We pretty much haven’t touched it since we moved in, so the dresser has been piled high with miscellaneous things, the closets were completely disorganized, and our floor was pretty much covered by clothes. I’ve been pretty dissatisfied with our bedroom – I feel like the furniture we have doesn’t work for us anymore.

For some reason, today I woke up and was in the mood to clean. It helped having Paul home to help me and entertain Savannah as needed. First, I went through the closet and pulled out all the clothes that didn’t fit anymore. A lot of them were from my working days – they were in good condition, but I just so RARELY dress up anymore that it didn’t seem worth saving. I also got rid of a lot of shoes. I was addicted to sandals (again in my working days) and had a variety of colors and styles. Many of them were so worn out and used (I bought cheap shoes) that they weren’t worth saving. Anything decent I put in a Goodwill bag and ended up filling a large black plastic bag that Paul dropped off at Goodwill this afternoon. It felt good to get that out!

I don’t really have a good spot right now to store out-of-season clothes, so they have all been mixed up with everything else. I reorganized my dresses, putting winter shirts in one drawer, summer shirts in another, and then hanging all my maternity clothes (since I’m wearing them right now). Paul and I also have been doing a lot of laundry because I’m ALWAYS behind on that! (Hence the clothes all over the floor.)

I cleaned off the nightstand and the dresser, then took some pictures for my house blog. You can see them here!

One of the reasons I want new furniture is because I don’t think the current furniture is working for us right now. For example, our dresser takes up an entire wall but it really doesn’t do a great job at holding my clothes. The drawers aren’t deep enough or something. We don’t have enough room for the current nightstand next to the bed, so we’re making due with makeshift tables that are pretty wobbly and VERY much not good for toddlers. Also, Savannah loves opening the drawers and pulling stuff out, so we keep them empty… and we bash our shins on the edge every time we walk by.

One of the big problems with the room is that we just throw everything on the floor. I’d love to figure out *why* we do that and then brainstorm how to stop it. Not sure why I don’t want to walk over to the laundry hamper and throw them in there at the end of the day? I’m sure part of the solution is some habit changes, but I feel like if we could make the furniture fit our current habits as best as possible that would help!

I’m eyeing a few things at Ikea, like this room. We’ll see. :-)

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