One room of my house is "simplified" down to every nook and cranny.
Do you know how good this feels?
It took about three days of focused work - that is, of course, between naptimes, mealtimes, and other household chores. So, week one of Project: Simplify = complete.
Now for photos!
Before - my side, top shelf
After! Still need to figure out a way to display my bouquet in my room...
Before - the bottom of my side was stuffed with junk
After - I organized the bins and got rid of the big blue storage box
My side BEFORE
My side AFTER
Before - looking back in to the closet
After - I got rid of all my tiny jeans that I'll never fit into again - that cleared up a LOT of space
Jason's side BEFORE
Jason's side AFTER!
Before - the view back into his closet
After - big difference. No more random junk stored up top
Jason's t-shirt buckets BEFORE - overflowing
Jason's and my undies/socks buckets BEFORE - also overflowing
Socks and undies after - Jason's side is way better.
I have to praise Jason because he really was such a good sport about the project. I sorted through all his clothes and took out a bunch of things. Ironically, I happened to choose special items that he was very sentimental over -- who knew Jason had such a side!?
"Do you know how many memories I have attached to this shirt!??? This is like, my favorite shirt ever!"
Apart from the clothes, I also had us sort through our nightstands together. We removed all the trash, books, and piles of pens that just accumulated over time unnecessarily. He also took all the stuff downstairs that no longer belonged in our room -- yard sale stuff to the garage and storage stuff downstairs to be stored later.
We finished the room on Saturday together... I feel so much relief when I walk in now. Knowing that everything that is in there, I want in there.
I'm so excited for the next project!