September 8, 2010

Cleaning and Inspiration Board....

So this past weekend I woke up and decided to "attack" my office.  My office is actually the family room, which I have taken over.  I don't like clutter, but I seem to "accumulate" lots of clutter (magazines, shoes, post its, empty shopping bags, unopened mail) so my office was looking very cluttered.  My desk was in a corner and I wanted to move it in front of the window so I could look out the window....but this meant rearranging the entire room.  I have a cherry red velvet couch with a matching oversized chair (first major purchase I bought on my own right after college) a desk, and two end tables.  It was go time....  I tracked down my husband (who was hiding in the garage getting ready to "cut the grass") and began moving furniture around the room.  We moved the couch to the opposite side of the room...then my desk to the other....then an end table to one corner...didn't look right.  Then moved the desk to another wall...nope.  After a good hour, this just wasn't going to work.  I am very stubborn, so throwing in the towel took way longer than it should have....but dang it....I wanted it to be perfect!  After moving all of the furniture back to it's original place (and my husband giving me the stank eye), I grabbed a broom and some pledge and went to work.  After some organizing and de cluttering, the room felt good...so fresh and so clean clean. ;)  I then remembered I had a cork board in the guest room closet (still covered with pictures from college) and decided to make an inspiration board for my clean, de cluttered (word?), perfect office.  I have a thang for photo collages...and fashion (clothes)...so I made this. 



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And then I spent a good chunk of my day in my office editing...and listening to my Cake CD (which I found while de cluttering and got very excited...).  I've had that CD since 8th grade....love it.  :)  So the lesson learned?  Clean the room....before you decide to rearrange the entire room.  :)

Have a fabulous day!

5 comments:

Meg said...

LOL... we weren't able to move the living room around like I wanted to either.. stupid big sectional couch. We got a couple pieces moved and quickly discovered it wasn't going to work so poor Chris had to put it all back :) BUT we did put our bedroom back the way it SHOULD be (we moved it around back in like May or June and I've always hated it), and it feels comfy again. I haven't slept so good since we moved the room back the way it was!!

Whoops, sorry for the novel. Love the inspiration board :)

Mere said...

I love Cake. I actually bought that CD for my husband (then boyfriend) for his 15th birthday! Oh my! Great band for sure!

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Megan- I'm glad I'm not the only one! The couch was exactly our problem too! Thanks for the novel ;) And thank you :)

Mere- That is THE BEST cd! It does start to skip on song 8 and on....but still, I was singing at the top of my lungs especially to "stick shifts and safety belts"...lol... :)

Andi said...

I love it! Doesn't it feel amazing to de-clutter and know exactly where everything is and what you have?
It's so refreshing.
Love that Cake cd , lol--brings back memories!
Your inspiration board looks fab!

KRISTINA CIPOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Thank Andi :)

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