Nothing like an accidental year-long blogging hiatus... Life got overwhelming for awhile after I returned to work full-time last July. Forty hours a week at my day job, plus another four to twelve at the library, plus a house, a baby, and a dog to take care of left little time for anything else.
And speaking of the baby... She's a toddler now!
It's hard to believe it's been a year and a half since she was born!
Anyway, a huge motivation for me to start blogging again is my mission to de-clutter and organize my house. We've been pretty good about not accumulating too much unnecessary baby stuff, and by most standards our house isn't too bad. But our storage spaces are a mess, because I have a tendency to just stuff things into closets and drawers when I can't deal with the visual clutter. But hiding clutter isn't the same as getting rid of clutter, and our storage spaces are a mess. Now it's starting to overflow into actual living areas and I want to nip this in the bud!
So much like my "Before and After" series for the room remodels/redesigns, I'm going to do a before and after series for my de-clutter and organize mission. I don't know that I'll have that many readers after such a long break, but documenting the process here seems like a good way to motivate myself and stay accountable. My plan is to attack one area per week and post the results here.
Conveniently enough, mere days after I decided to do this, I saw a post on Apartment Therapy announcing that August is Back to Basics month, so I plan to incorporate some ideas from there. Wish me luck!!