How many times have you heard a parent [or guardian] or even roommate say any of the following:
[more after the comic]
- "You really should clean your room."
- "You know, things would be a lot easier if you had a clean room, you could find things.”
- “Clean up your room, it looks like a tornado hit.”
- “M is for Mom, not for Maid.”
- “Were you born in a barn? Clean up that mess.”
As a “self-diagnosed-ADD-person” I find myself looking through boxes of photos and old memorabilia. Since moving back home after college, I have basically been living out of boxes. Which is fine because I have gotten a lot of really cute boxes … like these… but not those. Actually I would really like to have those boxes… see even here I am getting sidetracked by a silly google search.
"Pinterest Friday"last Friday I shall share with you what I did with my suitcases as inspired by the Suitcase Nightstand on my board… [20 minutes later]… apparently I never pinned my inspiration. So my plan is after I post this I will pin my own photo on my board Organizations and maybe draw more readers… muhhahah.
Originally I wanted to stack them on the floor just like most of the ones seen on the internet. However I don’t have a very large room and floor space is precious. It then occurred to me that they would be perfect above my dresser, since I have always had a pile of miscellaneous things there… now it would look more orderly.
I think that it not only makes the top of the dresser look better [though I must say that it looks better in person then in that photo, camera phone] it caused me to re –think my room and shift everything again. [Heh]
Now my desk is on the north wall [was on the west] and the dresser is on the west [was on the north] and my chair is on the east wall [was on the north]. By moving that it did force me to take a shelf off my wall… which wasn’t well received by some… but my mother seemed to like the overall look of the room and agreed that my desk on the north wall gave me more space… and as I said before “space is precious”
Most would be embarrassed to show the world a huge mess… but you have all those people going on camera for the TV show Hoarders… anyway I figure you might not realize the extent of my cleaning… so here it is... I was standing in the same spot for both photos.
Before...[granted this is "mid clean" and therefore 15% worse
then starting point but it is close, just missing "The Path" ]
|Can you find the "living -breathing dog" in this photo?|
|The desk was not fully cleaned when I took this photo|
Bet that makes you feel a lot better about your messes doesn't it?
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your messes, MarissaInk is here to help. With several dozen rooms and closets under the belt nothing can frighten me... except mice, spiders, centipedes, and other things that move... oh did I mention I'm allergic to dust? Ha-Ha