Welcome to Farmhouse Friday!
Hey there! How was your week?
I was excited last week that summertime had finally arrived, and boy has it ever! We hit 105 degrees on Monday and it’s been in the 100’s all week. The heat made for a good excuse to stay indoors and take care of some things I’ve neglected around the house.
One of the cons of having a big house is when I get super busy it’s really easy to shove stuff into a closet or a room that’s not being used a lot with the thought of “I’ll deal with it later.” The problem is that after a while, I end up with several “I’ll deal with it laters” stashes all over the house.
Note: If you live in a small house and are saying to yourself “I wish I had that problem!”, I hear you. The house we lived in before building this one was 824 square feet on a good day. It sucked as far as having no storage space, but it was LOT easier to clean. And even though it was small, it was cute as a button! My point is that there are pros and cons to everything, including a big house!
My main goal this week was to get our closet in our guest bedroom cleaned out and it’s contents moved into our upstairs storage closet. I was using it to store my “decor overflow” – decor stuff that I rotate in and out around our house. Here’s another example of everything having it’s pros and cons – it’s nice to have an excuse (the blog) to have a lot of decor, but I also need a place to store it all when I don’t have it out.
Up until now, we’ve been using our upstairs closet – a closet that is 7 x 7 feet of prime storage space – for our dirty laundry. We had 6 laundry baskets on the floor to dump our dirty laundry into as well as a table to
pile up our clean laundry instead of putting it away fold our clean laundry before putting it away. In other words, it wasn’t a great way utilize the storage space, and it was just too easy to keep dumping dirty laundry inside until it was piled up so high it’d make an Everest climber cry.
It was time to clean out the closet Marie Kondo style – decide what decor still “gives me joy” and either sell or donate all the rest. The results? I’d say around 95% of it still gave me joy! 😀 But at least I was able to get all my joy moved upstairs into a space that was twice the size and I could actually see everything I have.
I didn’t get any before pictures of the closet downstairs, but just imagine these three shelves completely packed with stuff to the ceiling and shoehorned into a closet half the size where the door wouldn’t open without knocking stuff off of the shelves, and you’ve got the picture.
This Week’s Features:
Ashley shares her easy DIY place mats that look just like the ones you’d pay big bucks for at the stores!
Sam shares how she stenciled this farmhouse inspired cotton bag that is perfect for shopping at your local farmer’s market!
Ann raises the bar on the current terracotta pot trend with this gorgeous cupboard-full! It looks so gorgeous on her porch!
Tiffany shows you how to get the most bang out of your patriotic bucks with these gorgeous rustic stars made out of plywood!
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Thanks so much for joining us at Farmhouse Friday this week! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and week ahead and I’ll see you back here next Friday!