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Sknipper
07-31-09, 04:57 PM
I've decided to take pictures of my progress as I go along, to help me stay motivated and maintain organiztion after I attain it.
So far, I've done my room which is always my absolute worst disaster zone. My kids' rooms don't get this bad, but all the clutter and stuff that doesn't get put away ends up in my room.

From the doorway before:



http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bmSsiDsRqBA/SnNY5zZ2TII/AAAAAAAACW8/h11sRsmsNPk/s640/bedroombefore.jpg



From the doorway after:


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_bmSsiDsRqBA/SnNY8LWo29I/AAAAAAAACXA/YSXHkPK_MQI/s640/bedroomafter.jpg


My dresser and husband's side of bed before:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_bmSsiDsRqBA/SnNY9-I_ZVI/AAAAAAAACXE/om6gLAMUrBg/s512/bedroombefore2.jpg

My dresser and husband's side after:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bmSsiDsRqBA/SnNZABgJ86I/AAAAAAAACXI/sMfsxa3z7d8/s512/bedroomafter2.jpg

My desk, husband's dresser, entry to bathroom before:


http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bmSsiDsRqBA/SnNZCEsVhLI/AAAAAAAACXM/nmEQXXiJN6k/s640/bedroombefore3.jpg


After:


http://lh4.ggpht.com/_bmSsiDsRqBA/SnNZD3wBucI/AAAAAAAACXQ/xPAVrzEvOhY/s640/bedroomafter33.jpg


http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/jL7gGSum2weEXX8eFlnaXw?authkey=Gv1sRgCICjt-DDhICrWA&feat=directlink

stef
07-31-09, 05:04 PM
thanks - that is SO encouraging!

iggypop
07-31-09, 05:52 PM
BRAVO BRAVO :eek: thats is sooo cool!! good for you, I mopped the kitchen floor after a year. keep the sink clean lately........I have a long way to go:confused:

outnumbered
07-31-09, 09:29 PM
Great job!!! I love that you posted before pics, lol--it's proof I don't have the only residence that looks like that most of the time. ;)

very_confused09
08-03-09, 04:59 AM
amazing!! This encourages me as well.... I have secretly thought of doing this many times but never did it. Now I will try!!

zandalm
08-03-09, 01:24 PM
Wow! That's amazing.

I can see my floor again. But as the rest of my room still looks a lot like your before pics I'm not bothering taking and sharing any pics just yet ;-)

ginniebean
08-03-09, 07:00 PM
I changed the oil in my vehicle.. I procrastinated that one for a whole year. I am right now cleaning my closets.. omg, I threw out so much..

2Springers_Matt
08-03-09, 08:56 PM
well I have had a FULL reef aquarium sitting undesired and stealing money from us for almost a year now. I had originally designed it to be self sufficient which it certainly was. I had over $1000 in corals in it and for the last year they have been dying off one at at time until last Wednesday when I got the bug that it was time to go. I started by pulling out a bunch of stuff..turns out I messed with it too much too quickly and overnight I had a major tank meltdown, where everything I had left died (well not everything, but of coarse it was the expensive ones: several corals easily worth $100-150 each.)
I was heartbroken, and my wife is just mad that I left it go so long and it all died. (That was all due to be sold and make us a little extra money (since my wife lost her job).
Well today i finally did it. I tore the ENTIRE tank systems down. I was wasting energy like crazy with everything I had running, and we just couldnt afford it again this month. I spent ALL day in the basement taking it all down. I am soooo happy I took it all down. I have just one small tank running (bear bones) to keep the remaining things I have alive until I can take them to the store and sell them.

Here is a before pic of the back of the tank (where all the electricity was being wasted)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/minibowmatt/50G%20Build/50gdiagram.jpg
here is a picture from March. This is the last time I really cared about/for the tank.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/minibowmatt/2009/FTS-1-6-09.jpg

Now its all gone, and I am soooooo happy i actually did it!