Monday, January 10, 2011

What happened to UNcomplicated?!

As you have noticed, I haven't been posting anything. It is so sad. I want to be able to do this amazing thing, and I don't make the time for it! Actually, I have to do it during my lunch break each day, since I don't have the internet at home, which TOTALLY sucks by the way. So again, I am going to start blogging. I have found some inspiration. Now! I am ready. I just decided to come and start again, and as I was thinking of what I would like to tackle next, I ran into Traci at  Beneath My Heart. She is having a Organizing Your Heart and Home linky party during the month of January! Yeah ME! I have a new project. This week is Organizing the Closet! Well, as I was thinking about each one of my closets, I realized that none of my closets are unorganized because I never put anything in the closets. I put everything in my guest bedroom! Can you take a guess at what my project is? If you guessed my master closet, you are wrong! If you guessed my guest bedroom, you are absolutely, one-hundred percent RIGHT!

Now, I apologize for the pictures, because I wasn't going to take any pictures because I still hadn't found my camera cord. Until I was cleaning out "the closet"!!! Yeah ME!!! So here are some pictures of EVERYTHING that was in "the closet".

NOTHING was in boxes or totes. I was able to put everything in
a total of 3 totes, 7 boxes, and few items went into the appropriate bags.
Hint: Tennis rackets are allowed to go IN the tennis bags. :)

My desk was pilled with junk. This wasn't even the worst of it. 
(This is where I found my camera cord!) 
That is when I started taking pictures. 

Now please remember before you start looking at the next few pictures, my goal was to do this without spending any money. While everything was out of the room, I did paint it a soft gray, but I already had that in the basement just waiting for a room to call it's name. Hopefully, sometime in the near future this room will actually get decorated, but I would like to do my bedroom first :)

So ignore, the cords that are hanging out behind the desk, because I don't have any of those valcro-ee things, but instead LOOK at the binders, and baskets that are now all neatly organized!!!

And LOOK at this! My futon is uncovered and can actually be used! Okay, futons are sad items, but at least we do have a place for a single company to sleep...

Hey, we are recently married and are broke, so don't judge me people, because I am SO proud of myself and everything that I was able to accomplish :)

Thanks Traci for motivating me!


  1. Hi Heidi-

    I am in super organizing mode and can't wait till all my junk is in it's place or tossed. My rooms look like yours - piles with boxes.

    I know how hard it is to find the time to blog. I work full time also and blog when I get home. It doesn't leave much time for other things.
    I am trying to find the balance, but it is hard even on a good day.

    You should feel very accomplished with all that you are trying to do. I remember when I was first married and wanted to decorate our house. I was so proud of a new lamp I bought. A few days after buying it I was cleaning and accidently knocked it off the table and it broke. I cried and my hubby didn't understand. I had to explain how hard I was trying to get the house decorated and with the lamp broken my efforts were not going the right direction. Keep at it - before you know it you will see the difference.

    Thanks for tip about the Beneath My Heart Linky. I think that will be very inspiring this time of year.

    My best- Diane

  2. Thanks Diane for the encouragement, and to let me know that I am not the only one that is going through/went through the first time home buying part of life. I am very excited for the home to come together though!

  3. You sweet thing! :)
    I am so glad you have been motivated by me.'s me being motivated by you (my readers!) I would never do anything like this before I had my blog. You guys inspire me. Thanks for joining in the fun!
    Can't wait to see what you are working on.

  4. You did really great! I'm so glad you are getting inspired to organize! If you ever need any more inspiration...feel free to come over for a visit and I hope to inspire you more! Keep it up - I'm sure your hubby will be happy, too!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun