Wednesday, 2 May 2012

clearout challenge: the bookcase

almost there... this was one of my harder challenges. i don't think i expected it to be so much work when i first started but not much longer to go!

 i'm really sentimental so i was holding on to loads of my books/ornaments/dolls thinking 'i could give these to my children!'. which of course is a lovely thought but will they really need or appreciate 30 books i read aged 11? it was just making everything super cluttered! i also decided i didn't like the placement of these bookshelves in my room so you may notice that i moved them to next to each other. i think it really does look much better! a lot more spacious.

anyway lets have a look at the changes i made shall we.....

before



after


so this clearout was simply a case of working out what things i really use/need. and if it didn't fall into either category i then had to think would i really look back on in 20 years and have a memory associated to it? if not then it needs to go! then i had to move everything around a bit... i found the reorganisation on the shelves highly therapeutic! i put all the books in alphabetical order and organised all the dolls and ornaments so that it didn't look to crowded.

i would say a job well done! and now i only have one area left to go and it will finally be done!

have you done the clearout challenge? or prehaps you have some storage ideas to share?


5 comments:

  1. I really need to do this clearout challenge, my room is so unorganised and messy :( You've been doing a really good job :)

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, amazing job! I'm like you so I would have struggled with this challenge, but you did really well and it looks great!

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  3. thanks guys! i've enjoyed it so much! it really does make you feel so much better knowing it's done and organised!

    xoxo

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