Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas Is Over!!!!!

So, what else is new, you ask? I know everyone's probably done with this by now, BUT I'm soooo excited to tell you I finally put away all the Christmas decorations at home (so late, I know!) Well at least I did it just in time for our Birthdays (did I tell you my husband's b-day is tomorrow and my daughter's and mine is the day after tomorrow?) Party, party, party!

I went from this:



to this:



Now the living / dining area feels soooo empty! It's actually VERY empty. This place has no decorations or anything, and it's still missing some furniture. Of course the living room and dining room are part of my goals this year.

Putting away the Christmas decorations turned into this:



Could it get any more embarrassing? Once upon a time, this was an empty room. Little by little, everything ended up here and it soon became the clutter/ironing room. I couldn't stand it. Clutter grew, like a living monster!

During the holidays, I allowed myself not paying attention to it. Then came our vacations, New Year's, you name it. For the first couple of weeks in 2010, my job didn't let me deal with it either.

That was, until TODAY.

You regular readers know that organising is the top priority at Casa Haus this year. Not being organized makes me feel so grumpy and anxious. Not having the time to get organized had made it worse.

To make it easier on me, I'm walking baby steps. My goal is to organize something at home each week. Even if it means a tiny spot somewhere in a room.

After working all morning and some hours in the afternoon, our empty room came back. I threw away a lot of things (mostly boxes and stuff), put away others and some I gave to charity.


(This is still were we iron, hence, the irons and ironing board). Hopefully the laundry room gets done soon to take them over there. Right there on the floor you can see my following assignment.

Of course, the next projects are:


Cleaning and setting up these garden lanterns.

And


Filing paperwork. How exciting!!!! :P

Oh well! At least the empty room's getting ready to turn into the office sometime soon.

Did you get something done this weekend?

P.S. Happily sharing with
 Amy at Design-Aholic for Victory of the Week
Remodelaholics Anonymous
Cottage Insticts for Make it for Mondays
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Making the World Cuter Monday
The Persimmon Perch for Made it Monday

3 comments:

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Good job!!

We (well, my husband) finally took our Christmas lights down this weekend since all the snow has finally melted!

::cottage instincts:: said...

I think organizing is uses way more of our creative brain cells than just simply decorating. So the hard part is over for you! Now comes the fun :)

Glad you could Mi4M!

design_aholic said...

I love that your stack of filing was the same height as mine. :) Our spare room was the crap room too. It's amazing how little things just creep their way in there and settle in. I love a good strong clean out every so often!

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