Well, I've finally decided to do it. Clean my entire apartment. Just over 900 square feet of too much stuff. Why now? Well, my boyfriend went out of town, so I don't feel bad about making it messy while he's gone (as long as I have it clean by the time he gets back). And I've been meaning to do this for a LONG time. Hopefully I can count on my inner domestic house-wife alter-ego...she's gotta be there somewhere, right?
We have a LOT of stuff, and a shortage of actual storage space. If we had a house with a garage and an extra closet or two, I don't think I would feel this urge to scour every inch of my home like this. A part of me just wants to throw everything away, but I have to keep telling myself that someday we WILL have a house and a garage/shed/closet/more space, and we won't want to have to re-buy a lot of this stuff. But there is actually some stuff we can give away, like mis-matching silverware since we were lucky enough to inherit a great set in the past couple years. And clothes. I have way too much clothing, and since I started sewing, my wardrobe has just continued to grow. Also, shoes. Just shoes.
So where did I start? I started with the laundry room, which doubles as most of our storage, the coat closet, and the broom closet. I should have taken a before picture, but I think during and after pictures will be sufficient. Maybe I don't actually want photo evidence of how much that room drove me crazy.
I might be biting off more than I can chew, since the boyfriend is only gone 6 days and I have a job and want to enjoy some of the weekend...luckily I did part of the kitchen last week ;) I'll try to update on the progress...or maybe just on the finished task.
Wish me luck!