Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Getting Tidy...

One of the tasks that I've been focussing on lately is to get our 'study' tidied up. I've taken some before photos, in the hopes that they would spur me to act more quickly, but I still haven't managed to get where I want it to be, yet. I'm a bit too embarrassed by the 'before' shots so here are just a couple of progress photos...hopefully publishing these will help spur me on.

The hardest part is that I can't afford to buy all the storage things I need, just yet, and buying in bits and pieces means that tidying is slower work. I've been looking for more DIY solutions but not all of them suit my needs (or skills, ha). And, at the moment, it's a lot of researching and making lists so I can utilise the space to its full potential and not have to go reorganise everything again in the future. Well, at least not too soon. So, I'm not really looking for any extra tips, right now*, or I'll get even more overwhelmed as I've got so many ideas already. I just have to start implementing them...


You can see a tiny glimpse of the mess beyond these shelves. We are using them almost as a divider, at the moment, to fence off the tiny tidy part of the room from the rest of the mess.

A shelf!
And my sister put this shelf up for me so I can start organising small bits of my toy collection. Most of my dolls will just be stored but some things, like my ponies and Moon Dreamers seen here, will be on display.

Anyway, this post isn't really in keeping with the usual theme of my blog but it is one of the things that is keeping me away from my usual blogging, at the moment. So I figured - why not post about it? Hopefully I'll have some more progress shots soon.

Andi B. Goode

*But I may ask for some in the future if there are any parts I'm stuck on. Right now I'm figuring out what needs to be organised and what-not before I do too much...if that makes sense.


  1. I love your Barbie storage cases so, so much! When I was a little girl, my paternal grandma still had a lot of the Barbies and their accessories that her three daughters had enjoyed during the 60s and early 70s (and she let us play with them, which was super fun!). Those cases remind me of those happy childhood days of playing with vintage Barbies so much.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. I used to have that lion toy and the little strawberry shortcake dolls (i think they are) on your one shelf. Who is the lion? I don't remember! I remember the toy.

    1. He's Roary the Lion from the Moondreamers line :D he's got wings too.

  3. Oh nice! You have somehow made stacking books look neat and efficient! Mine always make it look more cluttered and messy... awesome job!

  4. I think everyone at some point in their life gets stumped when it comes to organizing things. The bookcase looks like progress! Keep it up :)

  5. A lovely post, please keep it up I really can't wait to see more! Amazing blog :) xxx


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