A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place...
|Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Anybody want to lend me a label-maker?? :)|
|Buy this book for your messiest |
I can honestly say that the book, What To Do When Your Mom or Dad Says... CLEAN YOUR ROOM! changed my life. It taught me some basic tips for organizing mess. I actually brought it with me when I left for college. (Okay... my mom tucked it into a suitcase for me to find... but it worked!) My favorite tip: first, pile all your mess on your bed so you've got enough room to move around while you clean. (Apparently it took me a few years to get past this first step!)
|This is what my bathroom looked like the last|
time I moved... well, before I organized it! Oh boy.
One concern: how in the heck am I going to organize my vast-and-overwhelming makeup collection into "keep" and "toss" piles if I can't try everything on in front of a mirror?? I guess I can go with a sniff-test for things that aren't good anymore, but that will probably leave A LOT in the keep pile... Any suggestions? A time limit on the last time I used each item? How about throw out anything over a certain number of months/years old??? How would you do this? I really (really) should not bring it all to San Francisco...
P.S. - I know a lot of you were worried about this.... I'm happy to report that Michael aced his first time grocery-shopping with our shared grocery list! Other than buying unsalted butter (yuk!) instead of salted, he left nothing out, and didn't come home with any extras (ahem, Fruity Pebbles and Cheez-its of days-gone-by). Way to go Michael! You rock!
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