Yes, we’ve all taken a stroll through someone’s Instagram feed and thought, “Man, she has it all together. Her hair is perfectly coiffed, her makeup looks flawless, her children look like angels sent from heaven and it looks as if the sun rises and sets perfectly around her home to provide the most perfect lighting for taking pics to post on her IG account”. I will admit, I have conjured the same thoughts as I’ve perused other people’s accounts. Then reality slaps me in the face and tells me to get over it and that no one has perfect looks, homes, children or husbands. We can all make our “highlight reel” look a lot better than the behind-the-scenes footage.
Take, for example, the picture below that I took of the “after” for my coffee bar. It has great color, aesthetic appeal and makes you feel all warm, toasty and ready to make a cup of delicious coffee.
But as we all know as a project is going on, there is a mess EVERYWHERE! At least for me this seems the case. And since I usually jump from one thing to another, I seem to shove stuff into closets, bedrooms and yes, I’ve even stored my large camera lights in my bathroom before! My husband wasn’t thrilled with that one. And heaven forbid if I am doing these projects during holidays because then I have decorations everywhere along with my other “crap” so you guessed it- it can look a little chaotic after a while.
So let me introduce you to my dirty little secret. I am a pro and can cram 20 containers into a 7′ X 5′ cedar closet with the greatest of ease. No joke, just ask my husband. All of this hoarding has led to me having a major creativity block so this past Saturday I locked myself in my home and was determined to trash as much as I could and to organize the rest.
When it was all said and done, I ended up with 6 bags of trash, 3 large bags of recycling and a huge weight lifted off of me that will hopefully open my creativity block.
So the next time you see someone’s “perfect” IG feed, just remember that all of their crap is probably crammed into their cedar closet!
So how about you? Are you the type that can cram 20 containers into a closet or do you have this organization thing down pat?