Monday, April 14, 2014

Before & After

I finally got my portion of the upstairs de-cluttered (as best as possible) so that people won't be horrified when they come to view the house when we list it for sale.  Since I'm rarely upstairs unless I need to find some floss or fabric, or sew something or iron something, it ends up being a "catch all" for everything I don't want cluttering the downstairs.  I had the foresight to take before photos of the guestroom.  These ought to make you feel less upset about your own clutter   : )

Before







After



We call the following room "the landing."  I have no idea what it's actually called.  The original owners used it as a play area for their children.  I had planned that it would be my crafting area.  I also have no idea why I didn't take photos before I started the de-cluttering.  I am not proud to say that it looked even worse than the guest room. (Note the packing materials on the left in the first two photos.  I'm all set to start packing to move!)



And where did all that clutter go?  Where else?  Downstairs!
You can't see all the boxes of stuff from this angle but it gives you a good idea.  I figure I can got through a box or two each day & decide what will become of the contents.

After these boxes are taken care of I will need to de-clutter a bit downstairs & then tackle the garage.  I think I will be able to meet our May 1st listing goal   : )

19 comments:

Vickie said...

I know you can meet the May 1st goal! Go for it this time! We will pray you sell this time. :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Good job organizing! It looks a lot better. Have fun with the rest of the decluttering! :D

Raven/Missy said...

That is some very neatly stacked clutter! I'm sure you can reach your May 1st goal.

Kaisievic said...

You are making great decluttering progress. You go girl!

Robin said...

Good for you, Shirlee! I know you will meet your May 1st goal. Adding a prayer that you will sell your house this go around.

Robin in Virginia

Pam in IL said...

Even your "before" pics of the clutter looks organized! Good job of organizing and de-cluttering. Can you come work in my messy room when you're done?

jennifer768 said...

Your clutter looks more organized than my craft room at the moment.You have certainly been busy...yep you are going to make that deadline.Praying that your home sells fast.Blessings,Jen

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Great job Shirlee ~ I wish you all the best!!!
I was hoping you had another pic of your closest with all your wonderful floss ~ what a great idea ~ but how to you have them hanging? (I couldn't tell in the pic)
Prim Blessings
Robin

Mouse said...

good luck with it all .. and wow that is a lot of stash in there ... love mouse xxxx

Michelle said...

Wow you have been busy. I always get a lot of join from Spring Cleaning - well done my friend x

cucki said...

Good job organizing...
It looks a lot better....enjoy my dear..
Hugs and smiles x

Chris said...

It is always good to declutter :) It is hard to get started but always feels so much better when completed.
Hugs!
Are you stitching??

Julie said...

Lots of stash in your boxes. Good luck with the sale.

stitchersanon said...

De-cluttering is good for the soul lol. Good job xx

Kay said...

That is some well-organized clutter! Good luck sorting!

Simply Victoria said...

Way to go, friend! When you are done there, come on over and tackle mine : )

marly said...

Looks like you're off to a good start. I love that large landing room.

Maggee said...

You will get it decluttered in time to list! Did you find an agent? I am trying to catch up on blogs now... so I just passed by this post and thought I would read it. You have a LOT of stuff! I guess if I did the same (took everything out of their hiding spots and put them in one or two rooms, it would be very similar...MY cross stitch and such is spread between four different rooms! Hugs!

Carol said...

Looks like you're making great progress, Shirlee!! Your home is so lovely--you'll surely sell it quickly :)