I almost felt guilty for not posting since May 9th (today is May 20th!!)…until I looked at The House of Smith’s blog (who’s much more popular than me, and who I have followed along with since I started blogging) and saw that she hasn’t posted since May 7th! Okay, so I’m not the only blogger that has temporary droughts when LIFE takes over. :).
Glad you’re sticking with me :).
I’ve actually been pretty busy over the last couple weeks. I was driving to work one day and got this really cool idea. I don’t know how original it is, and frankly, I don’t care :). I just think it will be an awesome thing for us to do for the month of June! I’m feeling quite inspired!
Drumroll please…..ba da ba da ba da ba da……
UPDATE: Click HERE to see all the “BEFORE” pics of everyone’s space who signed up for the 30-Day June Room Challenge!
In a recent post about my awfully packed garage cleanup (I can actually walk through now!!! woo hoo!), there were a number of you that commented and emailed me about rooms/garages/spaces that are packed full of stuff, uninspiring and boring, and needs to be revamped or de-cluttered.
And it got me thinking: Why don’t we band together and, for the month of June, knock out a space we’ve been meaning to get to, but kept putting off???
The awesome part is that we’re going to do it HERE…..on this blog…..YOU….yes, you.
And me, too!!!!
Let’s not make any excuses anymore, my friends!!! The beautiful, organized room we’ve been fantasizing about is about to come to fruition!
Here’s How It Will Work – 30 Day June Room Challenge
I could have just listed the info below, but of course, I wanted to film a dangerous little video for you explaining it!
STEP 1: Pick a room in your house that gives you nightmares.
Don’t judge me….pretty please. :)…….Okay. You’re judging me. I can feel it through the screen. Yes, this is my laundry room. Shocking, isn’t it? I can’t believe I’m posting it for the whole world and their mamas to see. But, I like to be “real.” No time for fake. So yes, this is my laundry room. I’m owning up to it.
Not only can I not keep up with laundry for a family of 5, but the appliances are old…..The vinyl wallpaper is peeling, only to reveal layers of caked glue underneath….and the floor is old vinyl. Ahhhh…… Didn’t I pick a great room???
Thank God that room as a door……. 😉
When I actually DO the laundry and fold it and put it away, it looks almost livable. I said “almost.” But it’s still so dated, and badly in need of TLC.
STEP 2: Sign up for the challenge! (U: Challenge closed June 1st!)
Yes, you’re going to have to sign up! I need your commitment, and I need to be held accountable, too! Don’t worry. It’s free. :). Oh, and I won’t give your information to anyone. It will just be for me to be able to contact you! 🙂
STEP 3: Email me a BEFORE picture of your room.
I’m going to add your “BEFORE” pic to my blog (see all the “before” pics now). Yes, everyone will see your space. It’s okay to feel embarrassed. But you know what? If I can be brave and post my laundry room, you can post your space, too. We’ll be even MORE motivated to make it a great makeover!
STEP 4: Check your email for a link to join the 30-Day June Room Challenge Facebook Group!
We’ll have a closed group on Facebook just for us who are participating, and you can post “in progress” pics and ask questions to the group! We’ll also help to keep each other focused on completing on time!
STEP 5: Finish your room by June 30th!
Work your tail off, stay focused, and then come back to the blog and post AFTER pics!
STEP 6: Win Cool Stuff Worth $300!
Okay, how awesome is this?? For all of you that actually sign up, start, and finish strong (you must live in the U.S.), you’re going to be entered into a special giveaway! My amazingly giving friends at Ryobi Tools and Home Right are sponsoring the prizes! Lucky challengers are going to win the drill and impact driver kit and accessories (value $130)…… Here is what you could win from Ryobi (thanks, Ryobi!):
….One lucky challenger will win one of Home Right’s brand new SteamMachine Plus Multi-Purpose Steam Mops! (value $119 on Amazon.com). Thank you, Home Right!
(One note….Although the challenge is open for EVERYONE, the prize giveaways are available for U.S. residents only. Canadian giveaway rules are pretty strict and any prize through this June Room Challenge doesn’t comply with Canadian regulations. Sorry!)
STEP 7: Brag about it!
At this point, you will feel proud that you finally finished that room from hell that kept making you procrastinate!!
So are you ready???? Sign up for the next round of Room Challenges!