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Friday, March 22, 2013

31 Day Organizational Challenge: Progress Report

Last week for the 31 Day Organizing Challenge was not as successful as I had hoped, since the rest of my family got sick.  I knew my getting sick was inevitable, so I went to work Saturday right away and got a bunch done before the sickness got me too.  Here's what I wanted to get accomplished this week:

  • Clear off changing table area
    • Move craft shelf into closet
     You may recall the changing table area before:
     And here's how it looks now:
    I still need to work on the area underneath, but the top is pretty well cleared off.

    This box off to the right is more craft stuff to get rid of (and I'm sure I'll still be adding to this over the next few days).

    This smaller basket has items I've saved for specific projects, which I will be working on over the next few weeks as well.  I figure if my "current projects" are limited to a small basket, that's not too bad.  I just have to find a place to set it.

    There are still a few things to take care of on this side, but I got a bunch cleared off, and I could see real progress over here this week, which made me happy.

    The other big area I worked on this week was the closet.  Here's before:

    And here's how it looks now!
    I moved my craft shelf into the closet, and reorganized the closet shelves to better use the space.

    Games went on the top two shelves.

    My pretty boxes for paper scraps and extra greeting cards are below the games, and craft supplies and jars are below that.

    And finally, my stockpile of feminine supplies from when I was big into couponing. This pile has lasted me years, although having a few kids helps to make that last longer too...

    So now that the craft shelf is in the closet, the corner of the loft area, which used to look like this:

    now looks like this!

    Look at all that space!  This is where I am planning on putting Hannah's bed, so I am thrilled to see this space cleared out.  The boxes and bag in the corner are Hannah's clothes and blankets, and I am still working on finding a dresser or shelf to put those on, so they will only be there until I find that.

    We are getting close to the end of this challenge, which means I need to get going to finish under the changing table area and by Jesse's books, but I feel pretty good about how this space is turning out, and I got a lot done this week before getting sick. 


    1. I hope you feel better soon! You are making great progress! Look at all that space!!

    2. You are making great progress! Way to go! I can't wait to see the finished product! I got sidelined by illness this week too so I understand how frustrating that is...especially when you are working with a deadline! I hope you feel better soon!

    3. This is looking great! Look at all that space now.

    4. I hear you! I had sick people all week as well. Hope you all are feeling better soon. You're doing great.