I started with some bookcases in the dining room. Chris bought me that adorable owl bookend for Christmas, and I wanted to clear a spot for it. So I took all the books off the shelves, wiped everything down really well and started putting everything back in there in nice groupings. Since I actually use my bookshelves to hold books, they are a bit more cluttered than the pretty displays you'll find on Pinterest. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of a sparse bookshelf with two or three books on each level and a couple pretty trinkets. But I love books more. So this is what I ended up with.
Luckily I was able to get the cabinet clean and put back together. And now I have this lovely, organized sight in my kitchen.
I also moved the liquor cabinet closer to the other food cabinets and moved the glasses closer to the fridge, which makes a lot more sense.
Next up was organizing the lower cabinets. I turned the one on the left into a drink and party supply cabinet, and the one of the right is for small appliances and bake ware.
Weed and add plants to the front yard garden Weed and divide irises in the side yard gardens Add grass seed to bare spots in the back yard
- Transplant ferns near the shed
- Transplant plants that did poorly this year to new locations
Do something with that compost bin (never got around to making a veggie garden) Paint the eaves around the garage Finish up the back porch trim Add house numbers to the front door Black china cabinet with mirrors (new hardware, paint) Pink desk (paint white with gold dip look) Old white chair (reupholster and paint to go with the pink desk's new look)
- Small bookshelf (paint, maybe shelf paper)
- Apothecary unit (going to look for new hardware, maybe sand and stain a darker tone)
Stuff pillows and hem the sides (mom made two pillow covers from leftover materials) Totally empty the kitchen, clean, and reorganize Finish up the new terrariums
- Caulk the gaps around the living room's ceiling trim
I do think it's important not to beat yourself up if you don't get everything done you want to. Focus on what you did do, and try to plan a time when you'll finish up the remaining tasks at a later date. No stress, just an improved household. :-)