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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Organization Part 4

Today Yesterday is was Day 6 of a 21 day Organization Journey @ A Bowl full of Lemons.  And the assignment given was Dresser Drawers.  Specifically MY dresser drawers.  And the top of my dresser.  I almost called in sick on this one.  My bedroom was such a mess, there was no way I was going to go in there and take pictures of anything.  But I wanted to be able to say that I had done every assignment given.  So I did it. 
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There it is in all it’s glory.  We have 2 matching dressers in our room.  A tall skinny one and a long low one.  I do my make up and hair in my room even though this house has 2 bathrooms.  Because the bathroom with the great lighting is about a big as half a postage stamp and has no air circulation.  I have thick wavy hair that has to be blown dry and flat ironed on a daily basis.  With no air moving, I would get done with my hair looking like I needed another shower.  And when you have a Lab who is as big as a Great Dane but thinks that he is a Chihuahua and a 5yo who both think it is their mission in life to make sure that you are never lonely and that bath room just doesn’t work.  The other bathroom is the one that I shower in that one also has les than great ventilation, my bedroom it is. 
Frank & I mostly hang our clothes so for all those dresser drawers, we only keep underthings, sock, pj’s, and sweaters in the summer.  But since it is my room and no once sees it but me, things often just get crammed in the drawers.  I also keep t-shirts that don't fit right to sleep in so I have 2 large drawers of shirts that I never where since I prefer to sleep in tank tops rather than t-shirts.  I also have a drawer that my make up goes in. 
The after:
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I filled a trash bag with all the used Q-tips from the dresser top as well as all the things that come out of my pockets at night that should have gone straight into the garbage.  I threw out tank-tops that I couldn’t answer the door in and filled another garbage bag of t-shirts to donate.  I sorted the sock drawer by my socks, Frank’s socks and thick insulated socks that we share.  I tend to put “leave the house worthy “ clothes in the closet so I created a drawer of around the house and crafting clothes.Tees that already had paint on them and jeans that the knees had given out.
I wiped off the top of my dresser and apparently should have cleaned the mirror as well.  But the most amazing part of this transformation can’t be shown in pictures.  As I took the before shots of the drawers, I was very careful to not get the floor beneath.  There were piles of dirty clothes, the slip cover for the couch?, trash, a duffle bag, laundry baskets and an insane amount of dog hair, dust and debris on the floor.  Once I got the top of my dresser cleaned off, I opened the blinds to have some better light with which to take the pics.  And then I saw the way the rest of my room looked.  Not that I hadn’t seen it before but, I REALLY saw it.  So I spent another hour cleaning up the rest of the room and sweeping it.  SO much better.
Last summer, I blogged about re-doing my room here.  Then I decided that if I was going to spend the time and money, I had to keep it clean for 2 weeks.  Yeah, that was about 6 months ago and I haven’t kept it clean enough. 
But I decided that this will be the year that I will treat myself the way I deserve.  I will have an oasis into which I will retire every evening.  And this is just the beginning.


  1. I need to do all of this too. I read back to day one and you have made some great progress. Your an inspiration to me today! Good luck with the whole project. It is going to feel so wonderful when you are done.

  2. great job, and doesnt it feel great?!