Here are some progress shots, from what my mom and I accomplished yesterday. We worked pretty non-stop from 3pm – 1am. It’s not easy to organize a very small house, that has no basement, no garage, and a shed that is less than weather proof. We managed to make a TON of progress, and I feel so much better.
Things are less cluttered. Things are more organized. I am more calm. Thank you mom!!
I’ve tried to organize + consolidate things in the house, on numerous occasions. It’s frustrating and never feels finished.
After: cage moved, table things 90% organized + put away, metal shelves moved, 9 cube storage moved + cleared out
We emptied the rest of our book boxes and organized the books in the 9 cube storage shelves. This is not permanent, but is a good placeholder. I’m hoping we can make large built in bookshelves at some point. For now, this does the job!
Kenna’s cage has moved around the house, to at least 3 locations. It’s FINALLY out of the 2 main living rooms, and I couldn’t be happier!
This room was FULL of boxes on Wednesday.
We moved the metal shelves, that were holding nothing but randomness, to the 2nd bedroom/office. This will temporarily serve as our linen storage.
The cage was moved into the office. Although not idea, it’s much better in hear, than in the living/dining rooms. Dakota does not stay in a cage, but Kenna does. Kenna actually LOVES her cage. She also loves chewing on corners of fabric, which we do not love. Hence why she stays in a cage while we’re gone. We’re hoping to do away with the cage at some point though!
I’m hoping to get the desk area a bit more organized soon. It would be nice to actually use it as a desk. The shoe storage under the desk is not ideal, but working for now.
It now holds our lines and paper towels/TP. Much better!
So much less cluttered!
There were a few containers with file folders and important papers next to this bookshelf. I cleared the area out and moved things to the porch. This small bookshelf is totally overloaded, but like the 9 cube storage, it’s working for now!
I’m still loving the guest bedroom!! I’m so so so glad I decided to keep the patterned quilt. We got a really nice polar fleece blanket [from Bed, Bath + Beyond] to go under the quilt, so our guests stay warm.
In lieu of closet doors, I really wanted to hang drapes instead. We saved at least $50 going the drape route, as opposed to buying closet doors and a door track.
I’m so glad we decided to do this. I think it’s a fun addition to the room, it functions well, and saved us money. Triple score!
My mom headed back to Ohio this morning, and I was so sad to see her go. We had SO much fun the last 2 weeks, and I can’t even begin to say what a HUGE help she was. Our house has taken a huuuge jump in progress this past week. I cannot wait for my mom + dad to come back at the end of July!
Deeeeeelicious new breakfast recipe tomorrow!! Be on the lookout!