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RetroRoadmap HQ, Hoarders-Worthy? Organization Resolution for 2012

Posted on: January 8, 2012

OK, I confess – I know I collect a lot of stuff, and I’ll admit Retro Roadmap HQ has gotten a bit out of control. (she says, understatedly.)

Actually it usually isn’t as bad as this- Retro Roadhusband and our pal Martin are doing some work on the outlets in the room and they had to empty out an entire 5’x5′ bookcase in order to move it. But, yeah, I had the resolution to get things organized – especially after this room became the “shove it all in here before the Christmas party” room. Now it’s a necessity.

So if you’re wondering what Mod Betty is doing with her “free” time – I’ll hopefully be making some sense of this mess! I’m posting this photo so I have the goal of posting an “after” photo within the next few weeks.

But, where to start?! I’m thinking if I just keep my back towards it, maybe it will go away?!

I’m filing this one under “mess”ages from Mod Betty πŸ˜‰

8 responses to "RetroRoadmap HQ, Hoarders-Worthy? Organization Resolution for 2012"

  1. roadsidewonders Jan 08, 2012 at 16:58

    Tell Cliff that if you’re ever permanently lost at sea or abducted by aliens …. I have DIBS on your globe πŸ™‚

    • Mod Betty Jan 08, 2012 at 17:24

      Just as long as you don’t facilitate my being permanently lost at sea or abduction by aliens, we’ve got a deal! πŸ˜‰

  2. Jen Jan 08, 2012 at 17:26

    Holy mackerel. lol I shouldn’t laugh, though. I finally got around to painting my office this weekend and had to move everything out, so our guestroom is just jammed with all of my work and sewing things. Then Hubby and I spent an hour moving storage shelves around the office so it looked a little bigger (with success, I’m happy to say).

    My best advice is to go vertical with that organization. Up up up! There are *tons* of great organization ideas on Pinterest for every sort of product. My organization board there is a source of real help to me!

    Of course, if you really want help, let me know. I’m sure I could find something cute to accept as payment. ;P

    • Mod Betty Jan 08, 2012 at 18:31

      Jen – up up and away it is! Luckily I have a big IKEA shelving unit that most of it will go into – it’s been kind of a mish-mash of “displays” and “storage” so the fact that I had to clean it out is a good thing! I actually love organizing stuff, now wish I had a few days off from work (and the constant motivation) to do it right πŸ™‚

      I’m always curating my collections though, so you never know when something may be up for grabs! An Etsy store is also a New Years resolution of mine πŸ™‚

  3. EP Jan 17, 2012 at 11:58

    Oh! What a neat hoarder!!!!! Lots of color, too!!!!!! Not ’til you live with a ratpacker like Mike should you or Cliff complain. No. Never. Love you!

    • Mod Betty Jan 17, 2012 at 12:57

      I’ve been told, as long as I keep it neat, I’m not considered a hoarder. I’m sticking to that, EP! πŸ™‚

  4. Lizzie Jan 25, 2012 at 20:25

    Tell Cliff that if you’re ever permanently lost at sea or abducted by aliens …. I have DIBS on your map Esso Kooler.

    • Mod Betty Jan 25, 2012 at 21:39

      Hopefully you and Wendy Vee don’t buy me any tickets on an Italian Cruise! (And the cooler – remember I said Maps Everywhere?- I wasn’t kidding!) The cooler is a treasured find for sure. So super cute!