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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.


2 comments:

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

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    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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