Now that I’m getting settled in at my new job, it’s time to put the focus on my apartment. I need to get organized, and as much as I hate to admit it… I might be in some serious need of purging… even getting rid of some of the things I kinda love.
My whole apartment isn’t that bad on the outside but on the inside (closets, hidden spaces) it’s crying for help. I’ve tried Apartment Therapy’s 6 Week Cure… I’m not sure that’s going to work for me right now. I think I could go faster if I try my own method.
I don’t really need anything or have major repairs to take care of… my problem is more organization and purging a bit.
First I need to decide what do I want to go in my apartment, what do I want to use each room for. Then I need to go through each room and put the appropriate things in each room… for example if I’m going to use my spare bedroom for crafting and my toy collection… there is no reason for me to have draws full of craft stuff in my bedroom nor the shelves full of Lalas either…
Once I have everything in their appropriate rooms then that’s when I start to tidy up and purge to make it all fit.
Lastly, the deep cleaning.
I have a standard two bedroom apartment, two baths with dining room and balcony. I have a three hall closets and a bedroom pantry.
My Apartment Life
LIVING ROOM: In my living room… I’d like to entertain, watch TV, blog, write, maybe read.
DINING ROOM: I’d like to eat my meals at my dinning table.
KITCHEN: I’d like to cook comfortably in my kitchen. Feel that it’s always clean and organized, keep it basic.
HALL BATHROOM: Used by my guest and Penelope.
2ND BEDROOM: At some point I’d like to turn it into an office, but at this point I’m not quite ready to get rid of my daughter’s twin bed. I’d like to use it to store my craft stuff, toys, also create a sort of reading nook and spare bedroom when needed.
MASTER BEDROOM: I spend most of my time in here… but I’d like to change that. I’d like to use my room only for sleeping, getting dressed and making myself pretty.
MASTER BATHROOM: My main used bathroom… bubble baths!
Now I’ve made my list… I need to focus on a plan for the week. I started in my bedroom this weekend. So here is my to do list for the week.
- Go through my short chest of drawers, remove all craft items and toys put in spare bedroom.
- Move writing desk back to living room.
- Clean out big chest of drawers.
- Clean under bed.
- Declutter top of short chest of drawers.
- Hang mirror.
- Straighten out wall decal.
- Remove LaLa Shelves.
- Clean night stand.
- Clean closet floor.
- Straighten up closet.
- Wash down vanity.
- Straighten up pantry.
- Clean big mirror.
If I do an hour a day and 2 on Saturday and Sunday as a rest day, that’s 7 hours to get that done… 2 items an hour. I can do that.
I’ll keep you posted through out the week.
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