Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I periodically get emails from people asking me, “Kristi, how do you keep your tools organized in such a tiny home?”
Those questions make me laugh. The answer? I don’t.
In fact, over the last couple of months, our extra bedroom, where I generally store those tools, has gone from bad, to worse, to the absolute worst imaginable. At one time, this room did have some semblance of disorganized organization. In other words, it was disorganized, but somehow I could still find things.
But lately, in my rush to get through projects, I’ve just been shoving and piling things in that room, with absolutely no thought to organization whatsoever.
I’ll show you what it looked like before I started cleaning it out. Are you ready? Please don’t judge me. 🙂 (And please forgive the awful iPhone pic.)
Isn’t that crazy?! I couldn’t find tools in there if I wanted to!
This mess had become such a weight on my shoulders, but tackling the mess was overwhelming. But yesterday, I knew I had to dive in. My projects are taking way longer than they should simply because I can never find the tools I need. I’ve got to get this under control before I can continue working, so that I can actually get my projects done in a reasonable amount of time.
I took out probably four or five bags of trash and boxes filled with junk, and still had this pile left when I decided to quit for the day…
That’s a lot of junk, and I’m not even half way through! But at least I could see the floor when I finished for the day…
You like how I never even finished painting the walls in that room? *Sigh* So much to do!
So I’ve got one more day of work on this…hopefully. I’m putting everything into a big pile that needs to go to storage (the ugly loveseat and everything on top of it), and my neighbors are going to help me move everything tomorrow. I need my own truck so bad!
It’s going to feel like such a heavy weight off my shoulders when this is done! And this place is going to feel HUGE with all of this junk gone!!!
I better get busy. Time is running out!!
So have you had any out-of-control rooms like this? A garage that you can no longer park your car in? A storage closet that you’re afraid to open?
Come on…fess up! I know I’m not the only one! 😉
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