It has taken lots of time and effort, but I finally have a true "before and after" to share. When we first set out on our organizing mission, we wanted to get the basement in order. Over the last two months we have sorted, cleared and rearranged our basement space and in the process it has also taken us to other parts of the house. So, even thought there are still a few finishing touches to put on the basement (sorry, no basement reveal just yet), I can share the progress we made in the living room during our latest organizing night.
I must admit, I didn't officially take a before picture. I know, but I realized it after we had already finished most of the organizing. After much searching, I was able to dig up an old (May 2008) picture that I think illustrates the problem pretty well (every other picture I have of the living room was carefully angled to not include the "problem areas").
So, now you see why there are no pictures. Want to see what it looks like right now?
This is the former computer desk converted into a homework desk for the soon-to-be first grader to do her homework.
I don't know if the pictures do it justice, because I have seen the transformation in person, but the whole family thinks it looks pretty awesome.
Back to finishing the basement...
6 months ago