I know that when some of you see the pictures that I’m going to post below, you are going to get nervous, sweat and want to come over and do an intervention with me! For my daughter’s 12th birthday, I told her that she could convert my office into her own bedroom. My office was over-stuffed to begin with, but my dd and my MIL managed to pack it all up and move everything to our front room aka school room. Before all my office stuff came into the school room it was a mess. So basically I’ve combined two big messes into one big mess—and I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. 🙂
Yes, this makes me sweat and nervous and feel very overwhelmed! Right now there is no way I can plan my school year or do anything creative. I really am an organized person at heart and this discourages me greatly. Thankfully I do have several friends that are going to help me go through things and brainstorm on how to make this room work for our homeschool and my office.
I “think” I would really like this unit from IKEA:
I saw it in this room on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pip33chi/2905238443/in/pool-unclutterer
and think that with some bins it would make a huge dent in organizing the mess. The only problem is that the nearest IKEA is a little over 2 hrs. away. I just might make a road trip though! I’m having a hard time figuring out what furniture pieces/storage pieces I need for this room. If you have any ideas I’d love to hear them—especially with product links or pictures!
So since I have an overwhelming need to get something in my life back in order, I headed to Staples and Wal-mart for some of their back-to-school deals. I love feeling like I’m getting organized for the new school year and I love the prices!
Next I decided that since overhauling my schoolroom/office is too big of a task, that I needed to clean up some things on my computer. I’m organizing files, printing things and creating a binder to house all my blog/online deadlines, commitments, ideas and so forth. Next is to do the same for our homeschool, but I’ll tackle that one later this week. 🙂 Oh it feels good to have something in my life organized! 🙂
P.S. Earlier this week Michelle from Best Toys for Toddlers asked to interview me for the blog. I am honored to be featured there today! 🙂 Feel free to check it out!