Friday, September 14, 2012

Just do it week 4

This week I had intended to sort out my sewing desk, but instead decided to sort the rest of the house and leave that till last!
So this week I sorted out my messy laundry!
Now our laundry is a very small space beside the kitchen - and one day we intend to get a concertina door to block it off so you can't see it! But until then, I can at least try to make it a bit more presentable - and user friendly!

I made some simple covers for the shelves, which are getting a bit old and the plastic is flaking off!

I think they look much neater now!

I also made a small hanging basket for all the swimming googles, caps, bags and paddles that get hung all over the place!

Now everything has a place so we should all be able to keep this part of the house tidy now too!

Not much left to go now - just a couple of drawers - the spare room bed - (where I've dumped all the excess stuff from every other room in the house), and then my sewing desk - which I'm most looking forward to - but also provides my biggest challenge!  How to organise all of this ??

Now I challenged myself to get my house tidy, sorted and in order in 10 weeks - but I think I'm going to finish it in half the time!   Once I got started and could see the changes and the differences, it has just kept me motivated to keep it up!

Once it's all finished - I just know I'm going to get so much more done and achieved without constantly seeing mess that needs sorting and clearing!

A tidy house means a tidy mind...and more time for sewing and blogging!! Yippee!!

Nearly there!! Thanks for bearing with me through this! And well done to all those who've commented that they're tackling their organisation too! Keep it up - it's worth the effort in the end!


  1. So much nicer! I love the covers for the old wire shelves - I have those things in my laundry and never would have thought to do fabric covers - smart!

  2. yes, rearranging, cleaning, renewing - we all have to do it from time to time in our houses :) i also did same in my room with my clothes and other stuff. the main thing is to keep it the neat way afterwards.

  3. A great Spring clean! Very clever, Jill, I will definitely be borrowing some of these ideas.

    Jill, I was wondering if I could maybe get some help? I’m working on an 'out and about' atm, and a part of the app will have bloggers recommending 5-10 places in their city to check out for all sorts of things from craft to shopping to eating and everything in between, I was wondering if you might recommend maybe a few places you love? I will put links to your blog on the app and drive more traffic your way. We have over 3,000 people signed up to download the app already and it hasn't even launched yet (we're super excited!)
    If you don’t mind and you're happy to be a part of it all, Jill, just pop on here -
    or you can email me on xx

  4. Looks great! We eliminated a big piece of furniture this week and purged a bunch of no longer wanted craft supplies into a big box for donation. Amazing how much space just that opened up.

  5. Your sewing area looks pretty good now. You do feel really good when you have tackled the cleaning of your whole house. It is true once you start you just want to do each room in the house.

    Sandy K

  6. Oh, cleaning the house - not my favourite thing on my to do list, but it does make you feel good when it's done :-) Love your sewing area. Mine's a mess at the moment and because of that, I've migrated the workspace to my dining area - have to do something about it before my family members begin to complain!! Have a great wkend.


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