This post was actually written a couple days ago but I’ve held off on publishing it until my blog was in better shape. If you’ve visited my blog more than once this week, you’ve probably seen a few different looks. I think I’m happy with what I currently have so hopefully I keep with it for a while! Let me know what you think!
In my first post, I mentioned that my resolution for the new year was to start a blog. Since I have officially achieved that goal, I will put another one in place: to get started on the huge to-do list I created over the past few months! Here are my top 5 projects for the new year.
1. Do a ‘stuff’ purge
Our house is by no means extravagant. We live in a bungalow with minimal storage space. Thanks to the holidays and way too many presents, we now have more stuff than we know what to do with. I want to do a clean sweep of the house and get rid of items we no longer use or need.
2. De-clutter the open shelving in the kitchen
When the kitchen was renovated a couple years ago, I decided to put in open shelving instead of upper cabinets on one wall. I love the contemporary look and it makes the space look more open but with everything out on display, I need a better system for keeping it tidy. I purchased some containers and bins from Dollarama last month and I plan to put them to good use soon.
3. Create a feature wall in the living room
I love family photos and I love putting them out in the open for everyone to see. I started with a few wedding pictures above the couch and the display has grown over the past few years. Rather than hanging frames using nails, I want to install pictures ledges. Additionally, I want to paint one wall a dark grey.
4. Reconfigure the basement
This project is big. It involves reorganizing a wall of bookcases, moving the office space, setting up a crafting area, adjusting the tv space and expanding the play area so there is more space for the girls. Our basement doubles our living space but unfortunately it just isn’t getting used as much as it should because of its lack of functionality.
5. Toilet train my toddler
This project has been ongoing for some time now but it has been pretty casual. L will be 2.5 in February and I want her out of diapers. I need to figure out a plan for making this happen!
Do you have any tips or advice for my upcoming projects? What are you planning to accomplish in the next few months?