Sad to say a year later and I still have two dining tables. I went to the library this past month and got two book on organizing. One was get in and get it done, throw stuff out type of book and the other was a take a year and take small steps at a time to determine what you want and to organize every aspect of your life and then to maintain a schedule.
Still it got me thinking about how I want to use my rooms and not just what the room is designated on a house plan. I think in any home organization project you need to ask is how do I want to use this space.
Guest room is becoming Big boy bedroom complete with bright blue walls and a Mario theme. The dresser is to hold my little boys clothes and not my yarn stash. The closet does not need to hold every set of bedding we have ever owned I have three boxes to get rid of.
The Craft room is becoming a Den that holds my craft supplies. One the room isn't big enough for the crafting I would like to do (scrapbooks & sewing) It is big enough to be used to be a home to all the craft supplies, photo albums, the Yarn stash etc. This stemmed from my DH's need for a place at home to work without distractions. The Result
OK consider I couldn't walk into this room it was a huge undertaking.
Two book shelves were taken out of the den
I now have a book shelf in my family room for all the gardening/home improvement books and the kids/family DVD. My family room is not a playroom the toy shelf is now gone.
Formal Living Room is becoming a rec room. That means at the end of the day there should be toy free rooms. That is the idea but with a 2year old we will have to work on it.
Kitchen is being de-cluttered
One thing I did get from the "Fast and Furious, 5 step organizing" Was that things need zones if your possession over flow your zones do not move the extra to another location. Not only do they need their home but the home needs to be next to where you will use it. I am taking this to heart with many things.
We made the decision everything gets boxed up and we are participating in the semi Annual Neighborhood Garage sale. Gives me time for my whole house purge. 2nd After the sale it is all going to be picked up by a local Girl Scout troop that has a rummage sale in July.
An organized home is a big goal so I got started right away. Looking forward to the 28 bags thing. I need it.