Friday, August 24, 2007

Issuing a Challenge

My life, my house, there's too much clutter. All summer long we come in, throw our stuff down, go back out, come in, throw our stuff down, go back out.... Now, summer is over, and I'm living in way too much clutter.
So, I'm issuing myself a challenge. I really suck at challenges. I'd never do good on a reality show. But I need to get this place picked up. Now.
I'll start with the dining room. I'm not going post a "before" picture because it's just too bad. First, there's my dining room table which normally seats 6. Right now only two can eat at it. And sometimes I have to clear it just so the kids can eat breakfast. One of our rules was that was always eat as a family no matter how busy life gets. We're not doing that right now. Then we have all of my arts and crafts "crap", as my hubby calls it! He bought me such a nice organizer for our anniversary and I filled it, but didn't organize anything. So I need to really organize all my supplies so that I can start making things again (on my *clean* table!)
After the dining room is the living room, but we'll get to that later.
Anyone else up for a de-cluttering challenge? It's like a diet, no fun to do on your own! Leave me a comment, let me know I'm not the only one swimming in clutter right now.
I'll post an *after* picture because, let's face it, those are just far more fun!


Scrapping My 2 Precious Gems said...

Awww no fun! You need to post a before one too. That way you have proof that "You've come a long way, baby".

What I need to declutter is our garage. It is a catch-all. I am a neat freak, so it drives me bananas to see it like that. When I go in there I have to close my eyes, it is that bad! I am hoping to do a clean sweep of it sometime in Sept. I told DH that we are donating anything that isn't used. He always saves it for garage sales. I told him we are swimming in garage sale items. Everythings gotta go!

Jenn said...

I was thinking more along the line of you finish decluttering your house and then you can come do mine. Sound fair? I've been trying to declutter then I buy more stuff.

Nikki said...

I've been trying to declutter since we moved in here 4 years ago. It's gotten worse now that I have been home (you would think I would clean more right?) and dastardly since I started writing so much!

I will tell you what... I will take your challenge (we need some rules, (like no hiding things in the storage cubbie - Oops! Did I say that outloud?) and I will post a before picture because I am not afraid! (Well I am but I will if you will!)