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The Bedroom De-cluttered

I have made much progress on my de-cluttering plan from last week. Of course there were some minor setbacks when I got some bad news from the mortgage lender and I wasn’t able to concentrate on clearing the space.  There were lesson learned during this process too. One of those being that my bedroom is a lived in space. It’s not perfect. I need to keep it to a level that I will be able to maintain it.  I realized that I need to make a concentrated effort every day to minimize clutter. It's ongoing. If I move something I need to put it back in its original place.
I wanted to share my progress so far.
desk before
desk after
I was able to organize my desk but most of my desk clutter just needed to be rearranged. Nothing major here, though it looked atrocious in the original photos. I think it looks better in the after photos. (And there are no clothing on the floor.)
I had already spoken about how emotional it was to get rid of old pieces of paper because some of them had sentimental value. But I realize that it got easier as I carried on clearing out items. I shredded and threw away a lot of paper.
bed before
bed after
I think the bedroom looks great now. I've also sleep a lot easier now since there is less stuff in the room.  

The gray trellis stenciled wall really accentuates the bedspread and red comforter.
I created a charity bag of clothing which I will continue to fill, once I tackle the clothing in the next few weeks.  I hope you check back in the week to see the continued progress.

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Hello, my name is Marissa. I’m new to blogging. I don’t have a degree in design and I’m not a professional decorator. I just love decorating.
I love home improvement and design shows. I love HGTV and apartmenttherapy.com. 
My favorite shows are House Hunters, The High Low Project, The Property Brothers, Love It or List It and Property Virgins.
I’m also in the process of buying my first home, a cooperative apartment in Brooklyn, NY. Buying a home is a giant step but it’s also an expensive one too.
I have big plans for my first home. However I'm now realizing that most of the work I planned for the home, I can't afford.
I have been looking for a home for several years, but seriously looking for about a year. Most of my friends live in Brooklyn. I live and work in Brooklyn so it only made sense for me to stay here. But Brooklyn real estate is not cheap.
My Coop wish lists were: a two bedroom apartment, with lots of closet space, natural light and windows in the kitchen and bathroom. I…