Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bedroom blues...

No, this is not going to be a post about what you might think...

I'm being inspired by other blogger-ladies to get my home in a more comfy and warm space for my family. Today's dilemma is our bedroom. We don't have a lot of room because of the queen-sized waterbed frame that my hubby refuses to part with (his grandmother gave it to him when he was 16). We have California Queen mattress in it, so I'm not floating around all night, at least. We also have a dresser/chest of drawers set that was my grandmother's. So, we have some mismatched peices of sentimental furniture in there. That's not really the problem, though.

Clutter! Clutter is the problem. (can I get an "Amen"??)
I can go through and put things where I think they belong - in pretty baskets and boxes, etc. But it still seems so cluttered (these live on top of the dresser, since I can't find anywhere else that I can put them that will still be accessible). I want a dresser like Michelle's (you might notice I am very taken with Michelle's homemaking skills!) - with nothing but a nice vase of flowers or something. But ours seems to get covered with hubby's pocket change and wallet and cell phone and random papers and whatever else lands there at the end of the day. Plus the aforementioned baskets and boxes of things like deodorants, colognes, vitamins, hair brushes, etc. (another bathroom cabinet might work for these - duh!).
I seem to accumulate books on my nightstand that are threatening to kill me if they happen to tumble in the middle of the night. Seriously, the stack (ok, both of them) are up to the bottom of my lampshade. I literally have NO more room.
(Plus, I'm fairly sure that's some sort of fire code violation)


How do you all keep your 'sanctuary' clutter-free and comfy??

1 comments:

Lois Lane II said...

I understand your dilemma. My favorite thing is to hide everything in closets and drawers, lol! Probably not the best route....