So I’m on Easter break from college and it is going by way too fast. For some reason every single time I come home, no matter how long or short my time here is, I feel the need to completely reorganize and clean my room. It’s a problem, especially since I brought half of my dorm home on this trip because I won’t be back again before I move home for the summer. Regardless, I started pulling everything out last night and by the time I realized it was a stupid idea it was too late to turn back. So even though I have a week’s worth of homework to do today and had to tell my grandma that I couldn’t go to the movies with her, I’m finishing what I started.
This is my first documented ufyh, I discovered it back in the winter over my Christmas break and I actually like the idea of it. Here goes nothing, I give you the Before:
Last night I pulled down all of the boxes in that giant pile and a stack of blankets so I could put those clothes on the top shelf of my closet, they’re a combination of out of season clothes and too-small clothes I’m hoping to get back soon (yes, I’m that girl). I also cleaned out a rolling storage box that is under my bed that had more clothes in it, those got hung up and put in my dresser because they’re in season again now that it’s warmer. My computer is usually stored in the bottom of my night stand but I throw it up on my dresser when I play music from it.
First 20/10: No pictures for this one because you can’t tell I did anything. I took down a load of laundry and brought one up that I had thrown in the machine last night. I folded and put away those clothes as well as some that never made it off my floor when I was unpacking yesterday. Then I started to tackle the pile in front of my closet but time ran out and I got distracted by my volleyball.
Second 20/10: Unpacked and put away 3 bags and a tub of random items like school books, magazines, art supplies. I threw out a giant tower o’ boxes that I’ve been holding onto forever, except for a few that I’m determined to keep for whatever reason. Also emptied out a box of extra towels and put those in the rolling box underneath my bed. Most importantly, I finished my coffee.
Third 20/10: I ended this one with 5 minutes to go because I started to get bored. Got a bag full of fragile containers and coffee mugs
because I’m addictedemptied out and hung up the scarves I had used as makeshift padding. I folded up and put away all of the plastic grocery bags floating around, I only keep them because I use them to line my little trash can. Then I just started stacking up all of the stuff I didn’t get around to so it’s not in the middle of the floor.
So now all need to do before I go back to school is finish my laundry, do a couple of dishes, and find places for the stuff piled on my bed. Oh, and homework :/ It’s no where near perfect but it’s enough to tide me over until I do it all again when I move out of my dorm.
Finally, some before and afters. Most of the time, I take some befores but never afters because I’m not satisfied with what I’ve done. An endless cycle.
But here we are. I live in a small bedrooms-off-a-long-hallway style apartment with no living room. But we have a little nook just big enough to fit a two person table and maybe two people. It’s one of the biggest problem areas of the place, a catch all for shit that later needs to be sorted through. You know the drill.
This is what I started out with. I also don’t have a closet in my room so that’s my closet. Clothes almost make it in there most of the time.
And twenty minutes got me this…
Clothes put away! Floor vacuumed! Table (almost) all cleared! And a candle has been lit! I would normally do the vacuuming last, but I felt like I was picking up too much dust and shuffling it around so it felt necessary. Also, I like to watch The Simpsons while doing pretty much anything, which explains the sudden appearance of my computer.
And after the final 20 minutes, I got this!
Hot damn does this feel good. I brought the table back down to it’s normal two person size and wiped it down. I also laid out the new rug I got today. I didn’t think it’d go there when I originally bought it, but I think I like the placement right now.
Not everything found a home just yet. Those two Trader Joe bags filled with clothes are now behind me in these pictures, out of view. They’re winter clothes that need to go to another place (they are not mine). They will soon be out of this apartment. I refuse to put them back where they were.
The place is also in a bit of transition period. Another person will most likely be joining us this summer (two to a room, no living room, yay), but then two people will be moving out, leaving just my significant other and I. It’s been a while since it has been just the two of us. And we plan on turning this little nook into a reading nook. Already got my eyes all over this chair. Their bedroom will be turned into a living room.
And one last lil view of the area:
(Hey there coolest record player ever, I’ll find a perfect place for you soon, I promise)
Next: Clean breakfast dishes and put away clothes that are all over my room.