Thursday, February 20, 2014

Organizing Spaces

With January comes a new year, hard to believe that it is 2014 already. This is the year that I have decided that I am going to take control of my space and life and finally get organized. Now by getting organized I mean clearing ALL the clutter, purging and donating. We have so many toys, magazines and STUFF all around that house. SO many things that we simply DO NOT need. I started the process by going through the kids toys. Since Santa came to this house and brought way too many things I decided that we needed to eliminate some a lot of the toys, especially those toys that you get from Happy Meals. I had to decide what to keep and what to donate (and then what to just throw away)

We filled a large bag with toys and I quickly dropped them off at a local thrift shop to donate. Then I got all my maternity clothes and any other clothing that I didn't wear or need and donated them. I also put together a bag of baby girl clothing, blankets and toys and gave it to a young lady that was in need. I also sold my baby swing. That day I took 10 large garbage bags and 8 large diaper boxes to the local thrift store and gave the young lady 3 large garbage bags of stuff. That's A LOT of crap that was in my house and you know what? I don't miss it, heck I hardly even know that it is missing or that it was even here to begin with. So really, what does that tell you. We all probably have a lot of stuff that we really don't need in our life.

With purging things and un-necessary stuff, comes the realization that I get to reorganize some spaces and create new areas in my house. This year (2014) I want to be the year I finally get my act in gear. I want to organize my life, my house and my spirit. I NEED to spend more time on me, remembering who I am besides a mom. I am much more than a mom, and I need to reconnect with me. I want to be able to have an organized work space so that I am able to spend the time doing hobbies I enjoy, like crafting, party planning and design. I am in the process of planning our basement renovation (which is starting in 2 months or so- YEEHAW!) and I decided that I am going to create a craft room/office for me...yup...not a play room for the kids but rather a dedicated spot area,!

So with this, I leave you. I wish I had taken pictures of all the crap I purged but I didn't, so the pictures you see in this post are from fellow bloggers.