I wanted my home to be "magazine ready" all of the time, but with the boys living here it's just not realistic. And, it would not be a home after all without them, so clutter, dog hair, and pop tart crumbs are just part of my life, too.
The silver lining tho, is that I get to have the living/dining rooms as my office/craft space, and they have the rest of the house for all their "boy stuff"!
So, I am making an effort to de-clutter and organize - especially now because the Russ and Jodi's Retirement House project is going to be the biggest one I've ever attempted to accomplish. I am going to need to maximize my space!
I started when I moved things downstairs. New and old stuff I never use is getting listed on ebay and Craigslist. This week I'll be listing lots of various scrapbooking stuff on ebay.
I've been trying to think of a better way to store all my plywood, basswood, stripwood and mouldings. Right now, I spend more time than necessary looking for things, and as I am digging to find something I inevitably knock things over and create a mess.