Tuesday, July 3, 2012

50 Challenge Update

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I am doing the 50 challenge that I saw from Lolalina's blog. You throw away 50 different items in order to de-clutter.  I've been having so much fun with my journal challenge, package & letter swaps, and picture projects that this one has been slow-going.  It's hard to be motivated to organize and clean out things when you have all these other fun things going on.  But, I am happy to say that I have de-cluttered 4 out of the 8 total areas that I plan to attack.  I think taking one area at a time is the most effective part of the challenge because you don't get too tired that you do half-ass jobs on other parts of the house.

Anyway, here's a before and after of our hallway shelves:

Just looking at the picture above makes me feel icky.  

Whew, much better (not necessarily exactly like those 'real simple' complete transformations, but a lot neater looking than previous photo!).  And now I can walk down our hallway without feeling anxious.

Hope everyone has been off to a great start of the week.  Lately, I've been feeling a bit all over the place because we are in the process of buying a house.  Buying a house has been so stressful, as I'm sure many of you have experienced and/or heard from other people.  We live in the Bay Area nonetheless, where house prices are crazy high and tons of cash buyers/investors to compete with.  I'm not looking forward to this process at all, and am just hoping we can get something.


  1. Wow, that must be stressful times! But you'll find a house, I'm sure about that :) Great 'makeover' by the way!

    1. thanks Elisse! yes, stressful, but gotta stay persistent and hopeful :D the slow decluttering will help make the move a little easier, i'm hoping!


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