Tidy up time!

Warning: It gets ugly in here…

There’s nothing like friends coming to live in your house to get you motivated about clearing out the hideous and embarrassing spaces in your home. Thanks guys!

First up was the worst space of all. A space that is probably the worst because it’s not one that gets shared too often. It’s one that visitors, and even extended family keep out of generally, even when the kids are persistently inviting them in to “come and see…”!

The master bedroom. The one that I was too frightened to share even on the Before & Progress page. Because there was no progress.

But last weekend I learnt that even a declutter and tidy up on a large scale can be called progress. This is it:

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This room has become a dumping ground for bits of projects, boxes of paperwork, endless blankets and pillows and cushion inners, and let’s be honest… piles of clothes that never make it to where they belong.

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May this cringe-worthy sight keep me motivated to work towards a master bedroom that is a pleasant place to be!

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As with any good tidy up, things look so much worse in the process. Not only did our bedroom look like a bomb had gone off, but the lounge and spare room got treated pretty badly too. I’m pleased to say the lounge is restored to normal again, but the spare room still suffers… Still some sorting to do there!

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So, here’s how we are looking now (I did get to sleep that night!):

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Tidy…! But there is not a single thing I love in this room. Except for these (temporary) flowers and the digital clock. Sad but so true. It is the least loved room in the whole house.

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After months of living in a room that was not only uninviting, but actually rudely obvious about not wanting to be habitable, it feels good to feel like we at least have a bedroom that is behaving like a bedroom should. We haven’t won it over yet by any means, but this little step of progress makes me feel like one day it might get all friendly and say “oh won’t you come on in and stay a while? – It’s peaceful in here!”

Cheers to unintentional but very strong encouragement to get things sorted, and to a clear space that allows you to see a way forward! Here’s my last thoughts on the way forward for this very important room.

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