I took a walk on the wild side this week. I decided to tackle my daughter's room.
How one 90-pound child could accumulate so much junk boggles the mind.
It was a jungle in there.
I wish I had "Before" photos to show you. Unfortunately, my husband accidentally deleted my photos. If he hadn't just thrown me the sweetest surprise birthday party ever, I might have to hurt him.
But trust me, my friends, it was a frightening sight. I disposed of 8-10 trash bags and gave away at least 4-5 trash bags full of clothes, as well as a large box of books. The room is only 12x12 so that kind of puts the gross magnitude of the mess into perspective.
Now, her room resembles a jungle of a different kind:
Molly and Micah decided they wanted each other's beds. So Molly's bunk bed went to Micah's room and Micah's trundle became a king-sized bed for Molly. How 'bout those bedspreads? (On sale at Target!)
And there's absolutely no excuse for not doing homework now! Molly's old desk, with the drawers falling off, made its long-overdue journey to the trash heap. Again, found a cheap desk at Target.
Pre-makeover, Molly's walk-in closet was an "open the door and run out screaming" closet. Now, you can actually see the floor! I decided to hang nearly all her clothes on hangers, except for pajamas, socks, underwear and T-shirts and shorts. She can easily see what she has and it will keep the dresser from becoming an overflowing nightmare.
I also left room in her bookcase for her school textbooks, binders and folders. Maybe it will help with my morning madness.
Eye of the tiger, baby! I did it! ;0)
And so did you! Many of you posted your Before and After photos on your own blogs, which is great!
In fact, for future weeks, I'm going to request that everyone post their B&A photos on their own blogs, instead of emailing them to me. I didn't anticipate the fabulous response I received to Operation Organization (yea!!!) -- there's just no way I could post all your photos in one post.
However, some of you did email your photos, so I want to share!
The first ones are from Lil Ms. P who tackled her desk area.
Here's the Before:
Wow! Looks awesome, Lil Ms. P! I bet cleaning that one relatively small area makes the whole room look better!
The next photos are from Suzanne, who tackled a closet (brave woman!)
Love those stackable bins, Suzanne. Those are fabulous for making mess manageable. Great work!
Last but not least, are photos from Amber, who reorganized her kitchen counter. That's always a problem area for me, Amber, so good for you!!
Now we're cooking!
The rest of the B&A photos are on your individual blogs.
I am so proud of you! You are giving such a great gift to yourself and your family.
Okay, now we'll use these victories to propel us to our next battle: Operation Organization Week 2 Goal!
You know the drill:
1.) Go to your blog and post your Week 2 Goal. You can post your "Before" photo or you can wait until next Friday and post both your "Before" and "After" photos together.
2.) Link to your Week 2 Goal Post via Mister Linky below.
3.) Visit each other's blogs and cheer each other on! I'm out of town until Sunday, but I'll visit as many of you as I can when I return.
Finally, the random winner of this week's $10 Target gift card is Cindy (messy drawers)! Congrats! You earned it! Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll email you your gift card!
If you haven't joined my organizing challenge, you can still join in any time! Click here to learn more.
Once again, GREAT work, troops! Now back to the battlefield for our next victory!
*Note: If you didn't finish your Week 1 Goal, just make it your Week 2 Goal. Don't give up!