I'd love to say I'm one of those absent-minded professor types whose surroundings are a mess, but who knows just where everything is.
Yes, I'm one of those absent-minded professor types, but I rarely have any idea where my keys are. Or the book I'm reading. Sometimes I even misplace my dinner, only to find it in some weird place, like on top of the bookcase.
Here are some "before" pictures. Life has not gone as planned these past few days, so there are no "after" pics yet.
And if someone gives me that old "Don't-be-such-a-perfectionist-because-now-that-you're-a-mom-your-house-isn't-going-to-look-like-House-Beautiful-and-you'll-just-have-to-learn-to-live-with-a-bit-of-mess" line, I'm going to throw a dirty sock at them. I'm sure that, at any given time and any given place in my house, a dirty sock is within arm's reach.
|Bookcases and random baby stuff that needs to be put away (or given away)|
|More bookcases and random baby stuff.|
Anyone need a jumperoo ... or two?
|Stacks of books on every surface ...|
|.... along with random folders and baking soda boxes|
|Grad school notes (top shelf), old yearbooks and photo albums|
(bottom shelf), and doubled-up journals dating back to the 1980s
|The pool table. Our house came with it. Obviously, we don't play pool.|
|This is kind of a neat stack. These cassette holders are now empty.|
They were full last week when we started purging.
|The book-and-album shelves don't look too bad.|
Other than the shelves themselves being ugly and cheap.
|On to the bedroom ... this is the top of my dresser.|
|My bedside table. Sometimes I wish I could see the clock from my|
bed, but I can't. It's hidden behind stuff.
|The top of my bed. No, there is no underwear in this picture.|
(I had to look closely to make sure, though!)
|Now for the kitchen. This counter isn't that messy. It's just cluttered.|
|It hurt to get rid of some of these.|