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Posted on Jan 26, 2011 in Dear Diary | 9 comments

Home Improvement

Okay, sorry for the mini-hiatus from blogging, friends. I was on a little Tim the Toolman Taylor (*grunt*) kick, and decided that I needed to do a serious rehaul of my disgustingly messy room. And you know, I figured it fit pretty well into the whole theme of starting fresh (yet again), and making sure I’m getting the second half of this diet off right.

Fair warning, what you are about to see may disturb you. I honestly am not a super messy person! But somehow between holidays and vacations and not spending very much time in my room I let things slide a little… to say the least:


I am not proud.

I was, however, ready to finally tackle the problem.


I just didn’t quite realize that it would take 2 full days, an entire bottle of sani-wipes, and 4 loads of laundry to do it. I think, in the end, it was definitely worth the effort though:


No judgement allowed on the fact that watching Charmed is my room-cleaning jam! Also, you might notice that I share the same comforter set as Anne, if you read her post on her apartment in Chapel Hill. What can I say? We have great taste! 😉

I’m most proud of my new additions to my dresser area, hooks that allow me to legitimately organize all my Stella & Dot jewelry without keeping my dresser top cluttered:


I still need to weed through my makeup to toss even more than I already have. At least I got to break up all my makeup into eyes, face, lips, and tools via my various bags! It’s still cluttered, but at least it’s neatly cluttered. Progress is progress. 🙂

I think the most time-consuming part was reorganizing my closet. In retrospect, I probably should have taken a picture… oh well. Just know that all the clothes that used to be on the floor are now hanging nice and neat in my closet. My shoes are organized, my bags are hung… it’s such a satisfying feeling! You know what else is satisfying? Finally bagging up all the clothes that I’ve shrunk out of:


4 FULL bags of clothes, size 16 and up!! What a waste… but, one that I am happy to have happen. They will be off to Goodwill or Salvation Army the next chance I get. I can’t wait until I drop just a couple more sizes and can REALLY go shopping! I’m really running out of work clothes… even my coworkers are starting to comment that my one pair of black trousers are like, seriously baggy. I don’t want to sport saddle-butt forever!

Anyway, I know that this post might not seem very related to my weight-loss journey, but I think it is way more related than you think. I mean, organizing my life and being happy in my surroundings is just one step closer to being organized with my health and being happy with myself. What do you guys think?

Alright, the lights are doing some serious flickering due to the crazy storm outside, so I’m going to try to bunker down before the power goes out for realsies. You all have something to look forward to (or dread, depending on how you look at it) though — I still have one last vacation post to put up! And it includes the last night on the cruise, and our short time spent in Miami! Why is this something to potentially be aghast by? Well, I told you all I would, and I’m finally going to do it. I’m finally going to post *gulp* swimsuit pics.

Stay tuned. Or avoid. Eeeeeeeeep!

PS – I updated my About Me page. You should check it out if you feel like getting to know the girl behind the blog (and with the shrinking behind! Hyuk hyuk — I crack myself up) a little better! 😀


  1. I absolutely agree that cleaning your space goes hand in hand with a weight loss journey. Kudos to you for clearing all that out of your closet! There’s something really liberating about getting rid of clothes that are too big and acknowledging that you’re NOT going back into them. Ever.

    • Thanks, Katie! Here’s hoping that a fresh, clean space helps keep me focused and distraction free from the diet aspect of things! 🙂

  2. Ha, looks like my closet from freshman year, and my closet from when we roomed together, and my 3 subsequent rooms after that… and my current room. My poor, poor husband!

    • I knew you’d rub off on me eventually! I blame you. Also, I miss you Beffers. 😉

  3. When did you get a giant tv for your room??

    • A little while ago. It’s on loan from one of Steve’s Black Friday snags… slash I’m supposed to pay him back for it but… 😉

      • I haven’t forgotten that you still owe me money for it…

  4. Best comforter ever 😉

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