For January, I'm thinking that the challenge will be to get the bedroom and garage clean and organized. The bedroom has been in a state of transition ever since we got the house. We've never gotten it to a state that we feel happy with and it's about time we reconciled that. We've already made some progress (at least in the bedroom), by replacing the giant old bed with a simple frame and installing some Ikea items, but there's still a lot of sorting and organizing that needs to be done.
|The current condition of the bedroom|
|Our closet with its recent Ikea addition|
That looks entirely doable with in a month, but that's only because we moved a bunch of stuff that used to be in there into other rooms, which is a little unfair to the other rooms. Reasonably, we'll have to find homes for all those things as well. Some of them will be brought back into the room and others will find homes elsewhere, like possibly Goodwill, or the dump.
|The guest room, currently hosting various bedroom items.|
|The old giant dresser, disheveled|
|The old headboard, now an awkward bookcase in the hall.|
And that's just the bedroom. The garage is a whole other beast to deal with. Since we've had the house I think it's been in a usable state maybe 3 times. We've had to get a storage unit, just so we can move some items out that we plan to go through later. The plan is to get it to point that we can easily store what we need in there and also have enough space for Emily to work in it like it was her studio. I think it's an achievable goal, even if it is a little daunting. Hopefully the momentum of getting the bedroom done will carry us through the garage. Hopefully.
|Surprisingly, not the worst condition it's ever been in.|