Home Improvement Committee

I am the Home Improvement Committee.

I can’t sit still for long.

Now that we’re home again from all our vacations, I’m busy reorganizing, redecorating, decluttering and dreaming of open, redesigned spaces.

Today we bought new bedding for Juliana’s room. I didn’t take any pictures, but after driving all over town, we found our favorite set at Kohl’s. She chose a dusty teal color with grey accent sheets and pillows. Now we just have to pick out paint and a yellow pillow to balance out the details.

I also bought a new quilt for our bedroom. It’s been at least 15 years since I bought some new linens. We are loving it so far. We also need to get some accent pillows too to freshen things up.

After shopping for the new, I spent several hours clearing out the old! I tend to collect stuff just in case I might need it again!! Our garage is clear of all the camping gear and suitcases from travel that has been accumulating. Thank God!

How was your day! Did you learn something new? Did you improve anything? I’m sure you did. Have a good night!!



Do you ever feel stuffed?

This feeling overwhelms me sometimes.

My messy linen closet is symbolic of that feeling.

It is stuffed beyond capacity and there is not enough space to store all the stuff so it quickly becomes disorganized. I’m embarrassed to share it, but let’s keep things real. Life gets messy when you’re busy living happily ever after.

It’s a trade off and I’m ok with it until I’m not because the space doesn’t work anymore because it’s too stuffed, like now!

I need to take everything out and start again and create nice new stacks. Maybe then the stuff will be easier to find and manage.

It just takes time to get everything back in it’s proper place and there is too much stuff to fit in the small space.

I know, I should just get rid of half of it but which half? My linen closet is tiny and stores sheets and mattress covers for 6 beds of different sizes, bath towels, wash cloths, table cloths, beach towels, blankets and Charlie’s shoes. I think I’m trying to have it do too much for it’s limited space. It’s probably why it looks like this.

I know, blah blah blah…stop making excuses and just do it, right? I’ll add it to my To Do list. But for now, I’m “too busy.”

What’s stuffed at your house?

I wish you enough and time to stay organized and unstuffed.

Purge, baby purge!