Since I spent all of yesterday grocery shopping, I am catching up on Day 2 today, on day 3!
Our room is often the hiding place for junk that doesn’t have a home, washing that hasn’t been put away and countless pieces of paper, drawings and toys that the MonsterSquad drag in.
It’s the last room of the house that I bother cleaning because frankly, no one goes in there but us.
I really like the point that Katrina, The Organised Housewife makes when she talks about the Main bedroom being a place to relax and be with your partner.
“Your bedroom should be a place you feel comfortable in, making it easier for you to fall asleep and have the desire for a little ‘romance’.” – Kat.
I mean in our house it’s hard enough to relax at any point in the day, but knowing I can fall asleep in one clean room is really would be a bonus for me.
Here are some before shots of our clutter and mess.
I apologise in advance for the average lighting in some of the photos as they were taken on my phone.
Behind the suitcases and under the mountain is a funky hand shaped chair that I am supposed to use for feeding Elijah!
My bedside table was covered in drink bottles and cups.
There were baby clothes piled up on every surface – yep, we have way too many and I hadn’t made Eli’s bed either.
WHERE TO START???
Well I started with culling out all the baby clothes that no longer fit Eli. As hard as it is for me to part with all these special little things I am going to list them for sale and put the money I make towards buying the kids new summer clothes in the next few months. They’ve all grown so much at once!
After tackling the baby clothes, I put all the other washing and shoes away.
I then packed away baby items under the change table, like bulk nappies we were given, towels, blankets and baby toys.
I re-purposed a basket to put all the baby toiletry type things in and displayed my beautiful birth notice frame.
I then made the beds. I will wash all the bed linen later in the week when my washing pile is not so horrendous!
So there you have it.
One rather tidy and fresh bedroom.
I wonder if it will relax us and entice us with romance this evening… hahahaha 😉