Sunday, July 26, 2009
A few days ago, Cynthia wrote for advice regarding her laundry room, and a number of you (along with me) provided suggestions.
Now she's made her changes, and here's what she has to say: "Even though it's not as dramatic as an HGTV episode, I'm happy and the space is working much better now. I think I hit a good combination of looking better and working better."
And this raises some good points. First off, most organizing projects don't work like the TV shows. We don't have huge staffs working behind the scenes, we don't work 18-hour days, and we have limited budgets - and limited time.
And while TV shows focus on huge changes, many of our projects are smaller-scale, and involve tweaks to existing systems, not total re-dos. Little things can make a big difference in how a space works, and feels.
Cynthia's space is more functional now and, she says, "the space looks nice and doesn't bug me when I walk through the room." That's success!
To read more about what Cynthia did, you can read her own blog entry.