Yesterday was Day #1 of my 30-Day June Room Challenge!! Can you tell I’m excited?? A whopping 61 people expressed interested and signed up. Of those, 38 (including me) bit the bullet of embarrassment and sent me “BEFORE” pics of their spaces that are getting transformed as part of this challenge (what brave souls; you guys ROCK!!).
As I jumped into my laundry room last night, my plan of attack was to get in there and round up all the clutter and get it OUT.
I’m talking “don’t-care-where-it-goes-but-it-ain’t-staying-HERE” type of decluttering!
Here’s what I was faced with (and no, this isn’t Photoshopped 🙂 )
I was fighting the laundry room from hell. It was a catch-all for dirty clothes, clean clothes that rarely got put away, and tons of paint and brushes for when I’m doing my furniture painting projects.
Quite honestly, it was a stressful room to walk into. Overwhelming. But I just didn’t have the “umphf” to tackle it until this challenge!
But I went in there last night and attacked it with a fierceness and excitement! I’m convinced that decluttering a room must happen instantly. Go ahead–move it all out, and then sort through it in another room. At least your makeover room will get a clean slate much faster this way!
I cleared out all the cabinets (we have a lot), and every nook and cranny where things could be hidden.
Once everything was cleared out, I felt like I had a blank slate to spew my creativity 🙂
The walls still have vinyl wallpaper in some spots. That’s Day #3 – #5’s task!
…..and there’s this thick yellowed glue that will requires me to steam it off.
Oh, YAY. Can’t wait to do THAT, just like all the other rooms in this house….NOT! lol
Now, mind you….. everything from the laundry room ended up in the family room…… LOL….
Tonight, which is Day #2, I shall begin to sift through everything and put things in their designated spots around the home (and what needs to stay out here in the family room for the time being, oh well).
It’s a big improvement so far!
Watch Day #1 Video! 🙂
It’s now Day #2 as I write this….scratch that–Day #3, since it’s 1:13 a.m.
I best go finish up the de-cluttering!
Tomorrow — WALLPAPER REMOVAL!
So what are you working on right now? Leave a comment below to share what you’re working on, whether it’s a crafting project, room makeover, or whatever! 🙂