My biggest excuse for anything around the home taking too long to get done is that the task is daunting and I just don’t want to do it. Shocker! Who wants to build IKEA furniture all day?? I don’t.
Take our bedroom for example. It’s been maybe over a year of me promising that I’m going to make changes and finally turn it into a functional space instead of the storage room it turned into over the years, and that was the very problem: there was a lot of STUFF, and it was stuff I wasn’t using or no longer liked. The plan to declutter and overhaul the space was so overwhelming that I kept putting it off indefinitely, giving my frequent excuse that I don’t have time and that there were other more pressing to-do’s that I needed to finish first.
This is what the plan needed to be: declutter, sell the furniture, get new furniture, build furniture, reorganize, redecorate. I frequently thought about my ideal plan, which was to have someone come and take everything away so I could start with a clean slate and get straight to the fun part (decorating), which I guess was possible to do, but the point was this: I needed help and I was never going to finish this project by myself.
Help came when TaskRabbit reached out to me to aid with any Spring cleaning tasks, to see if they could match me with a Tasker to do any jobs around the home I had been procrastinating. Were they reading my mind?? I said heck yes, can someone come and carry new furniture up to my bedroom and build it?! I scheduled a date to have a Tasker do the job, and that date became my deadline to make some real progress on our bedroom.
Because the built-in closet our bedroom came with is essentially the size of a broom closet, an external wardrobe is necessary for us to have. We inherited the one in the “before” shot above from the previous tenant and it always felt like a soul-sucking black hole in the corner of the room, plus we needed something wider that would make better use of the space instead of that storage bench we had that actually couldn’t store much. We went with a double wardrobe in white, which our first Tasker Romain carried the pieces of from my car up to the bedroom and built with the help of our second Tasker Steve.
SO much better, right?
I keep all my tops, bags, sweaters, and hats in here. Up at the very top I stored some extra bed linens, which used to live on top of our second wardrobe.
This was our second wardrobe which, like the first wardrobe, was dark and not making us happy, plus it blocked a lot of the light coming in from the window next to it. A dresser made a lot more sense for this area, and yup, my Tasker Romain carried all those pieces up and built it.
I keep my socks, underwear, basic tees, loungewear, and workout gear on my side of the dresser. I was nice enough to let my guy have the left side, aw.
We still have more to go with nightstands, lamps, a bed frame, art, and rugs on our decisions list, which is yet another promise I’m making on more changes to come, but I’m already so relieved that we’ve started on our path to the much more organized and minimalist bedroom I’ve always wished for.
While the Taskers built my furniture, I sat at my desk and worked on the blog. Isn’t that amazing? What they finished in 6 hours would have taken me 38. They freed up my time, which gave me so much motivation to continue organizing and decluttering after their job was done. This is absolutely the first time in my life where there’s extra space around my clothes, I’m serious. I’ve never known till now what it’s like to be able to see all my clothing. I’m super proud of this.
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