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Monday, November 05, 2007

oh my

Will the horrible messes never end?

dresser - before

This is the top of my dresser. Aside from the lotions and jewelry, I tend to put anything I might possibly need later in that basket in the middle (that you can barely see). I'm sure 85% of it can be thrown out. Same goes for the green basket on the end.

I purchased a couple more baskets to help organize. Here's what I've managed so far:

dresser - after

There was A LOT of dust under there. And little baggies with extra buttons that come with clothes. I actually have a container for spare buttons. I just have to start putting them in there when I get new things, rather than pull off the baggies when I get dressed and deposit them on the dresser!

Confession: the middle basket has not been sorted out yet, and the green basket from the top right in the "before" picture has been temporarily moved.

This project was a bit too ambitious for one evening!

I normally have choir rehearsals on Monday nights, but we were given the evening off since we just had a tough performance last weekend. This free evening gave me time to hit the store (to pick up organizational baskets), and to do quite a bit of cleaning.

Today, I'm thankful for my evening off!

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At 5:10 AM, November 06, 2007, Blogger Cecily said...

Oh wow... I'm so impressed, half done or not! This is inspiring stuff merry... I might have to clean out those lurking messes of my own!

At 10:58 AM, November 06, 2007, Blogger BethanyWD said...

Looking good! I have my 4 year old help me sort buttons every once in a while to help keep them organized. I don't think I have ever had a replace a button on anything, but for some reason I can't get rid of them.

You inspired me to do some organizing - I organized by bathroom vanity last night. Pictures and post to follow today at my site.

At 11:41 AM, November 06, 2007, Anonymous She Likes Purple said...

I'm WAY impressed.

At 12:52 PM, November 06, 2007, Anonymous Anitra said...

I can't believe your dedication to NaBloCleanMo!

At 3:16 PM, November 06, 2007, Blogger merrymishaps said...

Once I commit to something, I usually follow through.

I'm sure there will be plenty of nights were I don't have much time and, say, will only clean a small corner of the kitchen or something ...

I'm pretty proud of myself -- so far this month, I have inspired people to clean up and buy shoes!


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