Happy 2012 y’all! A new year is here and I have a goal. Actually I have a lot of goals, but the one I’m going to talk about is one of simplification and organization. Ah, simplification and organization, I sound so eloquent. What I meant is that my house if full of crap. It’s not the in your face kind, I hide it away like a true professional. My closets are a mess. The pantry makes me cringe. If Google knew how many junk drawers I had they wouldn’t have let me start a decorating blog. At least the name fits. So, I welcome you to the Less Mess Project. You get to read about me cleaning and purging my house…. I couldn’t think of a better way for you to spend you time, lol. I’ve already started a bit, I donated about half of my wardrobe and gotten rid of most of my makeup. Let’s be real here… I’m a stay at home mom of two, I wear yoga pants, a t-shit, a ponytail, and no makeup most of the time. Plus my closet consisted of a lot of stuff from high school, and in high school I shopped at Goodwill. So yeah.
So today I’m going to show you some embarrassing pictures. These are my least organized spaces….
The pantry:It’s a total cramped mess and I can’t find anything. Also, it’s still pink from when we bought the house. I’m picturing a white wall with a stencil in the same color as the kitchen cabinets, glass jars, wicker and wire baskets, and a screen door (also in the cabinet color).
The linen closet:Also still pink, and also a disaster. It’s a huge closet but the space isn’t used wisely. Elijah loves to come in here and tear the closet apart, hence the floor mess. I used to coupon before I had kids and that’s why there is a huge stash of body wash and feminine things…I don’t have a clear view of what I want in here beyond painting and organizing. I’m sure I’ll come up with something though.
Craft closet: Located in the guest room. I stuff everything in here….the pictures don’t do it justice because the sliding doors get the way, but it’s chock full of small thrifting finds and craft supplies. Hey, and least it’s not pink, right?I’m wanting to take off the doors and turn it into a mini craft room. Maybe a little desk/workspace, lots of shelves and bins, and yellow and white fabric curtains to hide it all.
Kitchen junk drawers and cabinet: Pretty self explanatory, the single cabinet above it is also a junk cabinet. I really just need to clean them out and keep them clean.
Shelf that collects everything in the master bedroom: This shelf is really just our catch all. It’s annoying because unlike all my other problem areas, its out in the open. I’d like to get rid of it all together (it’s cheap and the back is glorified cardboard) and replace it with an uber organized thrifted piece that I refinish.
And there you have it…. if those pictures don’t make you feel better about yourself and the state of your house than I don’t know what will.
Here’s to less mess in 2012!