Back in January, I revealed my secret shame, the box room. Cleaning it out was #1 on my list of things to accomplish in 2009. Ok, so maybe I set my goals a little bit low but after 2 years in the house, it was a beyond absurd to have an entire room devoted to boxes and other junk!
Ready, Set, Go...
So Saturday it was raining. Mr. L was away on business. I had no other plans. (In case you ever fall under the misconception I have some fabulous life, this is proof I've fooled you all!) It was time to get cracking. You might be thinking to yourself 'well, that doesn't look so daunting'. Ha! While its true the room is small, it was full of all the misc stuff that never found a home in our unpacking thus far - essentially things too important to throw away but didn't have a home. Lots of little bits that had to be sorted through one by one like old photographs, design samples, hardware, accessories, etc.
1 hour later
I just moved out all the big stuff first. Not put away, mind you - just moved it out so I could walk around in here without toe stubbing.
2 hours later
I got down on the floor and went through all the little boxes bit by bit. Looking through old photos: fun. Picking through the rest of the crap: not so much.
3 hours later
After 3 hours sorting in the room, I moved on to the rest of the house to drop things off in their permanent home. That took the better part of the day. By nightfall, it was done. Ahhh..
the next morning
I realize this just might be the world's most boring blog post but Im so pleased to cross this off the list. I've been putting it off for way too long. Took the whole day but I can finally use this room for something productive (more on that in future posts). Best of all, I don't have to make excuses when I give guests a house tour and conveniently leave this door closed.
So if you are putting off this kind of task, I'm going to push you to go ahead and get it done. You'll be so happy to have it off your to-do list. What is your secret shame?