I have decided to make a several resolutions for 2011. The first one I want to share and be accountable to here. I am deep cleaning and organizing the closets, shelves and spaces. It was made perfectly clear that last December after my FIL died. We couldn't find pictures, important documents and files. My closets are dusty and cluttered. I knew that but now I KNOW it. I need to do something about it.
After living in the same house for 10 years, I have accumulated some things. I have sorted and tossed over the years but the accumulation outpaces the tossing. I have decided to redecorate and make things much simpler.
I had a Victoriana taste when I moved here 10 years ago. Now I want a more modern meets traditional fusion. I live in a 100 year old home but I think this can be accomplished. I have purchased a few modern accessories. Now the challenge.
I am going to take photos of problem areas. You will see a before and after when I have finished. I am hoping to do one room a month. Yes a month, because I am going to do a lot of things that are not noticeable on the surface. I am finding photos show me things I don't see when I am looking at it in person. I live in a 8 room house with 2 enclosed porches and a basement. All need organizing. I am not going to paint this year just tidy up. I am planning on doing this work in 20 minutes increments 3-4 times a week. The home office/music room is first. I have been working on it all month. Hopefully by Feb first it will be photo ready.