I hope you enjoyed our visit from my dear friend Rebecca
I am so grateful she wanted to be a part of this series with me.
It has been so insightful to see things from her perspective.
We are so...much alike in so many ways
But go about things very differently!
I like my labeled drawers and boxes.
I can't think if it's in front of me.
As I have shared before I have HDHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
I was not diagnosed until I was an adult so I developed ways to deal with it when I was young.
I have always considered this a blessing.
I am able to do so many things at the same time!
But...I have to be very organized!
All of my drawers, closet spaces and cabinets.
Even my dishes!
(This is what we use everyday...Everything else is being stored until this Fall...when our new kitchen will be complete.)
Weird by most peoples standards.... even a bit OCD...but for me...
It helps me focus!
If my things are out of place...so is my mind!
That is why I was so...freaked out by the mess I had made of my tiny cottage!
Today I thought I would give you an update on it's organization journey.
While I was sick...I sat and sorted beads, ribbon and other such smalls.
I filled my jars, baskets ,boxes...
And part of my little kitchen's cabinets!
We still cook out in the cottage so I only have 2 upper cabinets that I could use.
I became great friends with my little labeler again! ( I can just imagine Rebecca's eyes rolling!)
Hung chain and dowel rods in what was my laundry closet(The stacking unit is now in my new utility room)
I found my floor!
I am Not done...but nearing the finish line!
It has been a long journey for me.
There were days I really didn't want to even go out to the cottage...I just wanted to stay in the house and work on one of our many renovation projects.
Or worse...sit and watch all of my Nate shows I had saved on the dvr! ( I don't watch alot of tv)
I got very depressed and totally overwhelmed by the whole ordeal!
But it was nagging at me...I knew it was keeping me from being productive.
From doing what I was really supposed to be doing!
So...I marched myself down the path to the cottage...
(about 20 short little steps.)
Put on some music with a beat and got it done!
Well, at least the organizing and clutter removal part!
I am now getting to do the fun stuff...making it pretty and functional!
I really want to Thank everyone for your comments and support!
I don't think I would have really done it without you.
I would have just called for a donation pickup. Not dealt with the real problems.
I know so many of you have joined me on this little adventure ...And...
I have a wonderful surprise for you!
Suzan will be stopping by at the end of the week to share her tips and suggestions to help you get organized too!
Suzan is a professional organizer!
And you might remember...
She is going to be in an upcoming issue of Where Women Create!
I can't wait!
I have long admired her amazing studio and how beautifully she has her things organized and displayed.
So I hope you stop by to see what she has to say about this difficult task of organizing our belongings.
When I return...I will take you on a tour of my completed cottage studio!
Until next time...