Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How Can I Get My House This Organized Again?

Yesterday I spent a whopping 14 hours working on photos to get printed for a photo album.  It was only 2007 I worked on.  Can you say "Papparazi momma"?  Haha.  Anyway, I found soooo many old pictures of events I completely forgot about.  However, I found a set of pictures that make me SICK to my stomach.  It's when my house was new, I had thrown out a ton of stuff before moving, and it's completely organized.  Please know I felt like sobbing when I saw these.  Check it out....


Note: Pics below is of my house organized with no clutter 4 years ago.  Was AWESOME.
I'm putting these pictures up to inspire me to get my house decluttered and back to this.
My living room.  Sob.....
Sob..... View of dining area from living room.  Do you see clutter?
View of living room from hallway
Part of my bedroom.... sniff
Other part of my bedroom

I'm gonna print out these pictures to put up so I can see  where I need to get the house again.  I'm not a hoarder or anything. I hate STUFF.  I don't go for knick knacks at all so I don't do collectibles.  It's just easy to get sooo busy and not realize that stuff keeps coming in from birthdays, holidays, or people just dropping stuff off thinking I might need it.  I have so much organizing to do and I'm having some sort of brain block.  Help!  I need Chris' brains for this job.

8 comments:

NicZQFchaos said...

Holy WOW...those photos are absolutely amazing of that lovely showroom...wait...u said that was your house! Man, I can only dream...It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Those must have been taken before you brought the children home from grandma's, or something, cuz we just moved two months ago and my house is MESSY!! It drives me crazy, but we don't have much storage space so everything is just kind of everywhere. :) It will get better as the church's garage sale gets nearer... Lol!

Virginia Revoir said...

Thanks! That's how I WISH my house was again. I put those up as inspiration to get my house back to that. I don't want to clean and clean so much every day. Just keep it simple and enjoy my family. :)

Virginia Revoir said...

Anonymous:

Nope, that was my house truly organized for the first year. but as bdays and holidays happened plus people dropping off stuff, it just slowly built up. I remember how little I had to clean here. It was wonderful! :D

We did not buy stuff because I hate clutter. We would always spend our money on going out and having fun as a family.

momto9 said...

oh yes very nice...just a dream:):)

Karen said...

But did you actually live there?! :-) And how many kids at the time...it's much tougher with more!

I am on an organizing binge at well. Yesterday I was going through markers, throwing out ones that don't work as well as attempting to go through the toys/books in the basement.

Virginia Revoir said...

Karen, actually I was pregnant with my 5th there and due anytime. I'm a homemaker so me and the kids are home all day long together. That's just what a house looks like decluttered. I'm gonna print the pictures out and put up on my wall for inspiration.

I mean, I'm hard on myself about it. I'm not a hoarder by any means. I don't do knick knacks of any sort. But I would like to get rid of quite a bit more stuff if I can and just make things simpler like in those pics.

Taryn said...

What is that picture of-above the sofa? I like that you don't have carpet or rugs(no stains or odor).