If you’ve ever been to my house, you know houskeeping is not my strong point. If you haven’t been to my house, it’s probably because I am too embarrased to let you in! My house is small and has very little storage. The clutter factor is a big problem and makes cleaning difficult. That old saying, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” doesn’t work when you don’t have enough places for all your stuff. I have been purging things to try and make space and get more organized, (and I have the Goodwill receipts to prove it) but I just can’t seem to get the clutter under control. So, when I found the 28 Day Challenge I decided to sign on.
Most of the house could use a decluttering, but I decided the front room which has turned into a dumping ground for everyone’s homeless belongings was the place to start. It is a good-sized room, but it doesn’t have a real purpose. It houses a computer desk, a dog kennel, a treadmill and hubby’s work clothes when they’re drying between shifts. Because it isn’t really used for anything, it’s easy to ignore the clutter that builds there. I’m tired of the clutter that has collected, but there are two real reasons I chose the “computer room” for the challenge. One, because it has actually been remodelled and decorated unlike most of the house, and because since Christmastime we have been discussing the idea of a family room. I’d like to give the room some purpose and make it a place where the kids (and the rest of us) could hang out and enjoy ourselves. I’m tired of avoiding my own house!
Check back soon to see my progress.