Tuesday, August 3, 2010

DeClutter Challenge Week 1

This post really isn't about weight loss... but a short update: went to the gym yesterday and did 33 mins on an upright bike (9.5miles+) and then today did the elliptical for 32 minutes... I have been sticking to my diet, other than I had some grapes and olives at my cousins birthday party... I know it sounds silly, but I was trying to stick to certian foods... Anyways... so far so good!!

So I participate in a coupon forum and they are currently holding a 'declutter challenge'... in order to keep my post on their site small I decided I would post it here... I really don't mind sharing my mess with you... but if you're only here for my weight loss goals you might have to come back tomorrow :)

Anyways... so Week 1 is "The Bedroom"... so here are some messy before picts... *Insert Laughs Here*

Pict 1: Notice the messy bed... not made... and clutter on the side table!
Pict 2: OMG! That is my dresser! NOTHING is put away... that glass circle belongs in the living room (it's my coffee table!!)

Pict 3: Some junk on my side of the bed... even though it's not MY junk... neither is the mess on the night stand!

Pict 4: So here is all of the stuff that was in my room that did not belong there! Dirty Laundry, Clean Laundry, My exchange box, and some random stuff that belongs in the bath room {also currently a MESS}

Pict #5: Let's not forget the closet... this is my side, where I keep my daily clothes... The pictures are pretty awful so you can see exactly what the junk is... but there is definately A LOT of junk.

Pict 6: This is the other side of the closet... mostly storage.. my winter clothes and random shirts my wonderful boyfriend refused to part with... oh, and some stockpile storage on the bottom.

Pict #7: Suprise, Suprise!! I found a bag with 3 Victoria Secret shirts (NWTs), 2 VS sports bras and a 3-pack of sports bras i got a walmart.... I can't decide if I am mad that they've been hiding for MONTHS.... or excited for the new loot!

Pict #8: Here is all the stuff that left my closet... The stuff at the top is some of boyfriend's shirts... the stuff in the middle is clothing to be donated or consigned... so towels, extra hangers and the pile of new loot at the bottom!

Pict #9: This is a picture of my side of the closet "after" cleaning/decluttering... I also sorted my clothes by color as best I could... I love the empty floor... oh, that bag is my 'swim bag' ... has flip flops, bathing suit, and towel... its a grab and go kit!

Pict #10: I guess you can't really tell that anything happened here... but I had to prove that I didn't just shove everything in this side!

Pict #11: The "After" Picture of my dresser... The bag on the left is the only trash to be removed... one bag... I'm impressed! oh, and the backpack? it is for my soon to be 7-year-old cousin... Bakugan! I'm psyched to give it to him!

Pict #12: Here is the "After" shot of the bed... made up all nice... our apartment looks GOOD when I try!

Alright! Now off to bed... gosh I am TIRED!!!

nite nite!

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  1. Looks good! Wish I would have gotten that much done on my bedroom today. I did manage to sort through my clothes though!

  2. Great job Laura, looks awesome!!!!

  3. This is AWESOME! I just did my bedroom and bathroom last week. I'm saving the closet -it's going to be a HUGE project! :)

  4. wow impressive Laura!!!! Can you come to my house too!

    ps thanks for catching my skoy/ clif bar tweet error :) I fixed it.

  5. Hi Laura-

    I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday! Congrats on the newly cleaned and organized room- doesn't it make you feel awesome?

    This is my first visit to your blog, and I enjoyed my reading. Did you like the Tim McGraw concert? We saw him a few weeks back when they were in Pittsburgh. Awesome concert!

    Lucy's Human

  6. Wow, you really did it :). love your bed spread!
    I am your new follower, you can visit me at http://showmemama.blogspot.com

  7. @ Briana - my closet was EASY compared to the crazyness that is in our spare room's closet... haha cleaning that is NOT going to be fun!

    Plus when my boyfriend moved in we cleaned him out to essentials... which most of he does not use!! But he is convinced that they have to stay... so basically we are storing stuff we never use! the Anti-hoarder in me is freaking-out!

  8. Newest follower from Welcome Wednesday! I hope you come see me at www.hootiebee.blogspot.com

  9. That's fabulous work. It is tiring, isn't it? You're so funny. I think you should be excited about finding the lost loot. Woohooo... it's like getting a gift. Very cool work. Uh, can you come do my bedroom now? :-D

  10. Hi, I'm following you! Cute blog! I would love if you could follow me back!



  11. Oh my gosh! What a difference. You got so much done and it looks great. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.