Clean up and de-Clutter

These posts pertain to organizing, cleaning out, cleaning up, de-cluttering, etc.

Bungalow Utility Closet: Finished

Over the weekend I finished the utility closet project. I finished painting it white. I moved Xyla’s dog food buckets into place. Using a tool organizer from Lowes, I hung up the mops. And then, everything else was put into...

Bungalow: Basement, tools, and organization

This is the new and improved version of the creepy built-in cupboards in the basement built sometime well before we moved in. I say “new and improved” because I spent the last weekend cleaning out the junk, cobwebs, and...

Utility Closet Confession

Perhaps you noticed the silence around here for a week. I did. It hung over my head and kept telling me to “do something.” I’m pretty good at ignoring such voices though, so I haven’t done anything to the utility...

The Utility Closet

The kitchen is still in progress, but has taken a wee break from all the pitter patter.  Instead, or as a part, of the kitchen I’ve turned my attention to the utility closet. The utility closet is a poorly painted and shelved...

Done and Done

After my last post, cleaning up the Christmas Tree, I was inspired to keep working on the porch and get rid of the rest of the junk that’s been chilling there all winter.  We went from this: To this: It looks so much better! I...

March’s Christmas Tree

I know it’s ghetto to keep a Christmas tree on the front porch until the end of March, but I guess that’s why I love living in the ghetto.  The tree looks klassy compared to the couches on the neighbor’s porches.  (At...

Finding Storage For all the STUFF

I love my house, but I wish that it had more storage space. For some reason older houses don’t seem to have storage. Apparently our ancestors did not have a need for tons of storage. Maybe the need for storage is a flaw that has...

Living Beautifully in Home

Even though I’m in the trenches of the living room, I’m trying to sort out the other more “maintenance” items in my life and home.  Another goal I have for this year is to “Live Beautifully.” In his...

Home Improvement: a process

Here’s the thing about home improvement projects for me, I’m not very good at getting them done in a timely manner. April–motivated.  Brooke–motivated.  Paula–driven by guilt and thus motivated. ...

A time old question…(Weekend Reality Shot)

Why is it that babies love to pull things out, but don’t understand how to put things away? Why can’t it be the other way around? And this is just part of the afternoon. It might be time to start baby proofing.