Project Mode for a Remodel

Dear Friends,

For the past few weeks I have been working on a dream of mine. I have wanted to turn my extra bedroom into a studio. In order to do that I needed to use my imagination.

I started to feel guilty about not having an extra bed for guests. The truth is we have sleep over guests rarely. We have two couches and an inflatable bed; we could even put them up in the Hampton Inn. As I continued to explore furniture options for the room; I looked at Murphy beds, credenza beds, and fold up mattresses. There was just one problem, well maybe two.

These beds were expensive. I didn’t want to spend that kind of money. That bed needed to go away. It had become a major hot spot in our home. I didn’t need more furniture to pile stuff on. It took a week to get rid of the queen sized bed.

What is one of our first habits? It is to declutter for 15 minutes each day.  That is what I started to do! There were bins under the bed filled with wrapping paper and purses. Where was I going to put this stuff. YOU CAN’T ORGANIZE CLUTTER; YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF IT!

I started to think about friends of mine who were moving to smaller homes and decided that less is more! Just how much wrapping paper do you need anyway? I got ruthless! It was such a great feeling.

As I was pondering where to start in the decluttering process; everything hinged on the bed being removed from the room. Last Thursday the bed was picked up! I was so excited.

Let the remodel begin!

This weekend I have been in project mode. Each morning I would make a list of the things I wanted to accomplish. I would set my timer for 15 minutes and just do something in that room. Items are being decluttered and my truck is filling up with bags to donate. I am doing 15 minutes each hour.

I started in the closet; I had a plan.

Move all my clothes to our closet. This meant I had to get rid of a lot of clothes. I was ruthless again.

Relocate the leaves to my dining table in the hall coat closet. To make room I had to move more clothes to our closet. These clothes are my clothes for speaking engagement.

I have gone through the bins and baskets in the room. The closet is looking great. I am working my way around the room. Detail cleaning as I go, to give it the finishing touch to that corner.

One more corner and I can start making the room pretty. I found new sheers for the window in the stuff in the closet and I ordered a new slipcover for my chair.

The room is coming together nicely. Once I started to declutter, my dream began to become a reality! I didn’t have to spend a lot of money either. Proof again that the cheapest remodel of all is to declutter. Join us on Facebook this Thursday for the big reveal! You are going to love it!

FlyLady

featherdustersaleFYI This weekend we sold out of our 32 oz water bottle. Don’t procrastinate about getting your Feather Duster. They are going fast too!

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