We’re officially through the first week of January and I already feel myself slipping into overwhelmed mode. I’ve rattled off plenty of things that I’d like to accomplish now that we’ve been gifted this magical, new, seemingly unexpected clean slate of a year, but I’m suddenly feeling so much pressure that I’m not doing anything fast enough.
I need to chill out.
Does this happen to anyone else? Or am I the only one who constantly feels like she’s on some mad dash to a finish line that doesn’t truly exist—because, let’s face it. There will always be tasks added to the list. And they will always seem dire.
I need to put less pressure on myself. The world will not collapse if my to-do list is not complete. The universe will not cease to exist if every single one of my goals isn’t immediately realized.
No. I need to stop, take a deep breath and focus on one thing at a time. Today, that thing is our playroom. The reason? It’s driving me insane.
Roughly 90% of the time, this room looks like it’s the site of some sort of epic battlefield. There are headless dolls scattered about (Ellie likes switching their bodies), discarded doll clothes, forgotten crackers and enough play food to feed a small village. It’s overwhelming and distracting and since I do a lot of my work in there so that Ellie can play happily while I’m otherwise occupied, it has to be tamed.
To make myself feel better (worse?) I headed to Pinterest to see what could be.
While I could sit here and let these photos overwhelm me further in a look at how infinitely more together than me these people are kind of way, I’m going to take it and spin it. Yes these people have it together. No, I don’t. But if they can tame their messes, so can I. I just need some baskets and to get creative with my use of space (I’m madly in love with the shelves into a bench for extra seating idea).
My inspiration tells me that I like baskets to hide the clutter and neutral tones with bright pops of color. So let’s go internet window shopping, shall we?
1 ClosetMaid stackable cube | 2 Land of Nod Stripes Around the Floor bin | 3 The Container Store large stacking drawer | 4 The Container Store raccoon canvas bin
5 Land of Nod As You Wish storage bench | 6 vintage locker basket via Haven Vintage
7 vintage wooden crate via Gray Garden Decor
I think I feel better already…