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Before and After: From Jumbled to Wonderful

TeamSugar member HarmonyFrance set out a few months ago to make a complete change to her living space. She was tired of her disorganized, messy, and jumbled home. Well, it's been a long journey, but she's made some incredible progress. Take, for example her "landing strip," which used to be covered with mail, keys, and assorted detritus in a big messy pile.

Here's what it used to look like:

To see what it looks like after some diligent work, just


So lovely! This seems like a much more welcome way to come home at the end of the day, don't you think? Let's take a closer look at how she's organized things.

If, like HarmonyFrance, you've made some small (or big!) changes at your house, month, you should show off all of your home updates in my group on TeamSugar called Su Casa. What changes are you making?

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amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 8 years
simple things make such a big difference.
Live-Gently Live-Gently 8 years
Thanks for the inspiration!
Beachwalker Beachwalker 8 years
Love it. Need to do this too. I can tell I have been v. busy when areas in my home get cluttered. Garage Sale time.....
SweetGeorgia SweetGeorgia 8 years
oh how cool, I have that same doggie coin bank:)
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
You should be so proud of yourself. This looks great. And you know what? Give yourself the time to put things away. The longer and more continuously you use your system, the easier it gets. I've had a few friends who laugh at me and my kitchen organization - until they saw how quickly and stress free my cooking and clean up is. Me? I just enjoy the convenience. One less thing to fret about.
cookie23 cookie23 9 years
Nickey Nickey 9 years
Great job! I'm inspired but now I just need the right furniture to make it happen. My desk looks the same as your before sometimes.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
This landing strip actually serves as my vanity too. All my make-up, lotions, and perfumes are in the top drawer. It works SO well. Our bathroom is really small, so it's nice to have my own area to get ready. :) Thanks for posting casa! It's so motivational. hmmmm...maybe I'll work on my Living Room a little tonight!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Thanks everyone! Yes bella the before mess was unbearable. I was just so busy. I really had to streamline my life. The Apartment Therapy cure definitely helped. I just have to make time for decluttering or it takes over. It's a constant job!
emalove emalove 9 years
So much more organized...
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Very good job, did the before mess stress you out?
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
:LOVE: it. I need a box like that for my glasses and jewelry too.
nancita nancita 9 years
That is a wonderful piece of furniture, and I love the mix of classic and modern.
ualili ualili 9 years
Wow, looks great!
genvessel genvessel 9 years
that's a great improvement! well done! :0
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Great job!
foxie foxie 9 years
Hmm... I see someone is on both Teamsugar AND Apartment Therapy!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha good job!
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
By the way, great job!
motherof3 motherof3 9 years
The before picture looks like the dresser in my room! I need to start organizing better.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 9 years
great improvement!
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