I was reading an article on Flylady.net about how your bedroom should be an oasis. Well, my bedroom is where I dump things without a home. I decided on my last vacation day, I needed to spend time making our bedroom feel more like an oasis. I still have areas I need to de-clutter in each room, but this is a nice improvement overall in the condition of our bedrooms.
I forgot to take before pictures of my bedroom. I actually woke up this morning and looked around my room and thought how my bedroom didn’t feel relaxing at all. I started thinking I would just take care of the pile of magazines next to the bed. Then maybe I would just clean off my bedside table…..and on and on until my room was pretty clean. I didn’t clean hubby’s shelves or bedside table. Hopefully, I will be able to get him to do that soon.
BEDROOM AFTER PICTURES:
A manageable pile of library books on the bedside table
and the book I am currently reading on the headboard. I do try
to make my bed each morning. I changed my quilt and bedding.
I love the first night sleeping on clean sheets!
Good thing I cleaned out the corner between the dressers. I found
a Vikings jersey that I had bought for Tommy’s birthday last year,
which I forgot to give to him. Luckily, it will still fit him.
When I clean I totally clean off a area or shelf and then sort the items
into categories. I use the categories of toss, donate, return to another
area of house, and belongs here! This is my second “return to
another area of house” box from my bedroom. I also had one garbage bag full
of toss items from my bedroom as well.
TOMMY’S ROOM BEFORE:
TOMMY’S ROOM AFTER:
Bedding, including comforter all washed!! I don’t think I have
shared pictures of the completed murals I painted in Tommy’s room.
I am finally done painting them just in time for him
to want a MN sports themed room now.
I love before and after pictures. Makes me feel like I accomplished something. I also look at the after more closely in a picture then in person. I know I have more to do, but I am looking forward to spending some time in my oasis with a candle burning, reading my book!
I hope you find your oasis from the chaos of day to day life. We all deserve a bit of pampering to rejuvenate our energies!