Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One Space Down...

When I got home from work last night, I pulled out 20 paper bags from under our kitchen sink.  Upon pulling out said paper bags, I realized that this space probably should have been on the list of 20.  I do believe there are still 100+ paper bags there.  Oh well, I will get to that space on kitchen day.  I labled the first three bags "donate", "trash" and "recycle".  I then decided that this was enough for one day and proceeded to help Jac cook dinner and sit down to watch Futurama on Netflix Instant and check Facebook.  (Exciting Tuesday night, I know.)

It was on Facebook where I came across a link to my friend Erin's blog post on how she had started on her first space and, seeing her results, I was inspired to pick myself up off the couch and start on my first space. I opted to start small with our nightstands.  Jac had already cleaned out his (thanks!) so I only had mine.  It took me all of 5 minutes and I literally had a handful of things for each of the three bags.  Whoa.

One space down, nineteen to go!
  1. Downstairs bathroom
  2. Downstairs hallway closet
  3. Living room
  4. Laundry room
  5. Kitchen pantry
  6. Kitchen cupboards
  7. Kitchen (fridge, counters, etc.)
  8. Dining room
  9. Linen closet
  10. Upstairs bathroom
  11. Upstairs bathroom cabinets/drawers
  12. Office bookshelves
  13. Office closet
  14. Office
  15. Bedroom closet
  16. Bedroom nightstands
  17. Bedroom dressers
  18. Bedroom
  19. Downstairs patio and closet
  20. Upstairs balcony and closet 


  1. Yeah!!! So proud of you. I, too, have a hoarding problem with grocery bags. Paper, plastic, name it, I've got it. I love bags. I need to go through them. It's a problem.
    I will do area 2 tomorrow. Poor hubby worked 20 hours yesterday, and didn't sleep last night. He slept 5 hours during the day, so Owen and I had major quiet time. Area 2, tomorrow!

  2. Great! What a good start. Starting small is good, helps really motivate as well. Didn't do any today, but I did one this weekend, and had 5 bags of donation/garage sale/garbage. So I consider that an excellent start.
    Erin-I love your pics of your entry way and closet. Great start!

  3. Thanks, Nancy! It's still crowded (and surprisingly only a foot deep) but it's a start! Yeah!