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By far the hardest portion of this challenge was the beginning - the kitchen. This is where the challenge kicked off. While it may have appeared easy, the reality was that this first room S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D me out. There were just so many areas to consider, and so much stuff!
Right here, on this blog, I had announced to the entire world - or at least the tiny portion visiting me here - that I would be organizing every room in my home, and now I had to make good on that. It was at this point that I realized how much easier it is to just do something, than it is to write about how you did it. To put it mildly, I was silently - and openly - freaking out. But the results below, made it all worth while.
The dining room, family room and foyer were covered soon after. These were the easiest rooms, since not much had to be done. That itty bitty foyer, however, took more brain time to put together than actual work. And photographing the tight space proved to be a real challenge.
Then things got hectic again when I started to tackle the closets, drawers and jewelry cabinet. Again, so much stuff! The linen closet took only about 2 hours to purge and refresh. My wardrobe closet, on the other hand, consumed an entire week! Yet I have to admit, I LOVE going into it every morning. It's like opening a box of candy.
The one closet that still needs more work happens to be the newly built laundry closet in my basement. I'm still working on the final touches and will update you on that in a later post.
Somewhere in between all of the above we organized our bedrooms, drawers and office. I have to confess that it was around this time that fatigue started to set in. J'étais tellement fatigué! But that melted away when, with the help of my husband, and one other family member, I did a guest bedroom makeover. Although I had everything sketched out in colored detail on paper, the results were beyond what any of us had expected.
The petite finale was the front porch. I was once again reminded that small actions like cleaning and lightly repainting dull surfaces can bring a space to life.
Whole House Organization (WHO) Challenge Post Recap
Kitchen Drawers | Pantry | Kitchen Stations | Corner Cabinets | Under the Kitchen Sink | Above the Cabinets | Fridge | Dining Room | Family Room | Vanity | Linen Closet | Bedroom | Accessories | Closets | Organizational Style | Foyers | Guest Bedroom | Home Office | Laundry Room | Kid's Bedrooms | Front Porch
There were a couple of other areas of my home that did not make the challenge this time around. But there's always next year! For now, I'll just work on maintaining the systems I've already put in place.
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