Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Guest Room

This is the Guest Room that I organized for the 30 Day Organizational Challenge at Org Junkie, which ends today. Before and After pictures are below, followed by the answers to the questions Laura posted.

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After

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Aah...Hopefully our next guest will enjoy having a nice, clean room. Ben comes to see us (me) more often than anyone else so this room is affectionately called "Ben's Room." :o) (yes, yes...I love him!). But, anyway...enough fluff...onto the questions.

1. What was the hardest part of the challenge for you and were you able to overcome it?
The hardest part was probably having to wait for a time when Mom and I could spend a solid chunk of time going through the things in the room. With her starting a subbing position and me starting college (correspondance), that wasn't as easy as it always has been. We did the bulk of it before she started the 4 week job, though.

2. Tell us what kind of changes/habits you have put into place for your room/space to maintain its new order?
We just need to not use the room as a catch-all. It is only ever used when we have company, so maintaining its order shouldn't be hard.

3. What did you do with the "stuff" you were able to purge from your newly organized space?
We threw away a lot of stuff. The rest of it is in boxes waiting to be picked up by the Vietnam Vets. There are 2 moving boxes of stuff to give away. Aaah... (yes, that's a sigh of relief)

4. What was the biggest lesson you learned from this experience?
Don't keep things unless you'll use them! It doesn't matter if they're nice. If they won't be used, give them away. Don't just keep stuff everywhere.

5. Now that you've completed the PROCESS, do you think having and keeping the space organized will make a difference in your life?
It will be good to have it looking nice for company, and cut down on the "stress" of getting ready for house guests. :)

7 comments:

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

You did GREAT! It barely looks like the same space! Did you take pictures of another room to fool us? LOL *wink* Congrats!

Barb, sfo said...

What a terrific guest room! The transformation is great. Enjoy it--I'm sure your visitor will.

Rean Day said...

The guest room looks wonderful! I'm sure it will be a restful retreat for friends or family. One thing I found with our guest room was to get it ready for guests before you even have them and then close the door. If I leave the door open it immediately becomes a catchall. Great job.

Rean Day

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Your guest room looks great! Great job!! Our guest room is the catch all too. My challenge will be keeping it clean :)

Jana said...

Looks great! Congrats on the completed project.

Robin said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge. What's fun to do where you live? We'll be right over ;)

Proverbs31 said...

Congrats on all the hard work! The room looks very nice!!