We did make it berry-picking yesterday, and had a lovely time. But first I have to show you my organized closet! (It's all about priorities...)
My mom came over again this afternoon to see what I needed help with. (I definitely needed help. Despite the transformation you're about to see, I have much transforming left to do in the parts of the house that will actually be SEEN by Monday night's company.) Apparently my clean fridge had inspired her to do some organizing at home, and she was on a roll. I was happy to be in her path. :)
Here's the before:
Somehow everything had gotten completely mixed up since the last time I did this. Swimming suits were hiding among skeins of yarn and toilet paper, and I couldn't even get the doors closed all the way. Blankets were scattered around the living room because I couldn't squish them in. And outdoor toys and totes were piling up in the corner behind the door on the right.
And then, as if by magic...!
Isn't it beautiful? On Thursday I sorted yarn and craft supplies into separate tubs, put all the swimming stuff together, all the camping stuff together, and gave the toilet paper and baby wipes their own tub. Today we refolded all the blankets, sheets and towels, and pulled out six Trader Joe's bags worth of stuff to donate to Goodwill. That was the hard part for me -- deciding what to part with. My mom was my objective perspective!
Have I mentioned that I really like order and organization? Even if I'm not so good at maintaining it!