Friday, January 14, 2011

52 Weeks of Organizing - Week 2

This week, my goal was to clean up our guest bedroom, specifically, the book shelf.  This dresser/bookshelf has become the dumping grounds for some of the decor that we no longer have use for in another part of the house, lots of old books and miscellaneous photos (I'm sure this scenario sounds familiar to many of you, haha).  As I mentioned last week, our guestroom was also our makeshift office while we finished our basement (which was completed in early summer 2010, ugh).  Last week, I finally cleaned up the desk area and we donated the old desk to Goodwill.  This week, I rolled up my sleeves and purged or donated much of what was on the bookshelf.  It feels SO good to finally have the room back.  This weekend, we will move the bookshelf to the opposite side of the room and it will actually look like a welcoming guest bedroom again!  (Just in time for my mom to visit next week).  Yay!  (See before and after below)
It took me less than one hour this week to get this done, amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it!  I'd love to hear about any organizing projects you completed.  Feel free to post your organizing successes at I'm an Organizing Junkie, as well!






  1. Great job! I'm taking the 52 week challenge too and I am really excited to see the progress everyone is making. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very nice!

    I love visiting all these sites and seeing what they've accomplished. It really makes me inspired to get moving!

  3. Wow, I love it. Although I didn't think it looked terrible before, it looks even better now. You should see our bedrooms :(

    Great job! I also am doing the 52 week challenge.

  4. Guest room is on mmy list too, but it will take several weeks! My YD and granddaughter lived with us for 6 mkonths and I need to organize the toys, etc. Good job!