July 31, 2012 by neatasyouplease
My name is Lindsay, and I’m an organizing fanatic. I’ll be writing a little bit on here about what I do, but I’ll mainly be posting before and after photos of the projects I’m currently tackling, along with some good tips and tricks I find that help me keep things in order.
The first project I took on was my friend Liz’s new room! She moved rooms in her current apartment and we faced some pretty interesting challenges! Thankfully Liz was a good sport and was a big fan of donating a lot of clothing.
After I saw what the issues were, we started (somewhat) small. I went through each and every pair of shoes and we figured out what she really does and doesn’t wear. Then, we donated! FOUR bags in all and also four trash bags! A lot of times organizing and cleaning go hand in hand!
We went through drawers, under-the-bed storage containers, and all sorts of other places where items may get misplaced or disorganized, including all of her purses. It’s really amazing how many organization bins you probably already own, but don’t know what to do with! I figured out what we actually needed, and we headed over to Target to shop!
I would say that the little things coming together really make the project and help motivate both me AND the person’s room I’m organizing (this wasn’t my first go around). I will say, though, I wouldn’t wish necklace detangling on my worst enemy!
One of the hardest parts about this room was the awkward closet. Curse the man who designed a closet that goes far beyond where the doors end! How is anyone ever supposed to see anything?! My solution: I’m a huge bin fan with items that have no sense of order to begin with (i.e. belts, scarves, bras, socks, etc.)
Needless to say, this picture sums up the before and after of her whole room:
All and all, a pretty successful first project! I can say that it’s not easy but with a good playlist (ours was a lot of Young The Giant), you can get it all done in one weekend! Thanks Liz again and I will see you all after my next project!
If you think you’d like to see what I can do for your space (bedroom or otherwise), head over to my About page and write me an email!