On our Christmas To Do List, Task #7 is a House Scrub in order to do that we need to do a bit of de-cluttering. I will post all about de-cluttering later. Just to say I am focusing on a room a week and I thought I would do a bit of a house tour as we go along. So this week I did the dressing room, which is the apple colored room off our bedroom…
Let’s go back a step – that’s our bedroom… Yup deep, dark green – our house is full of color – where we have two double futons on the floor and most of us sleep there – the big kids have their own beds, that you will come to on the tour. Yes the bedroom is a deep, dark green and I totally love the color – it is like sleeping in a cave and no we never have little people waking up at the crack of dawn because the sun rises on the other side of the house anyway, and they are none the wiser that the day has begun!!!
With all the soft toys on the bottom shelf – I do not sleep with a menagerie. Toys sleep in a basket – thank-you very much!!!
Behind the door we put up a towel rail to hang all those little girl dresses and that’s about it. A bedroom is for sleeping and so doesn’t have much else in it.
I am a firm believer in storing like things together, regardless of ownership and prestige. It is so much easier to have everyone go to the same spot to gather their goods – hence a fairly large dressing room for everyone.
First the shoe shelf, and treasure boxes for those kids who haven’t got their own beds for storing their treasures.
This is “my desk” where I have spent many hours changing diapers (nappies) and engaging tiny people in conversation.
Below it are some drawers – I keep everybody’s clothes in three drawers: bottom drawer for shorts and trousers; middle drawer for shirts and tops; and finally the top draw for undies and pajamas. But that is the laundry story.
This is a before photo from last week.
And all the goodies that I rolled out of it, that didn’t actually belong there including a matchbox carwash!!! And here it is this week sorted (Just the bottom half there is no need for you to see all our clothes, trust me they are neat for now).
The gift bags are pending clothes waiting to be past down the line, I only keep what I absolutely love and donate the rest. The nasturtium bag is full of sewing projects… that I have to get to!!! Otherwise there is a box for all our bags and a box for everybody’s backpacks. The two big white boxes are for household goods that are in limbo: One box is where I pop things to donate and when it is full I deliver them to the shelter up the road and the other box is for pending items – waiting to hear if they are requested or forgotten.
Finally next to the closet is our blanket shelf – where I obviously keep blankets, including the ones collected from our travels. When we visit a new country we always buy a blanket and yes I have had the father person carry a huge thick woolen blanket through the heat of mid-summer Greece!!!
Behind the dressing room is a shower room with a shower big enough for se7en + 1.
That’s it – Our Dressing Room. I will do another room next time.