Something strange took over my chest of drawers, it wasn’t normal and it was driving me nuts! It was in chaos, I couldn’t find anything I owned and because I was placing tops on top of the tops already in there, I was just wearing the same things; this doesn’t make you feel good, you start feeling the same and not in any way special. It had a negative impact on my mood and when you feel uninspired by your wardrobe choices, it brushes off on your mood. I knew I needed to take action fast!
Don’t Settle When Your Chest Of Drawers Are A Mess
I was in this state of frustration, I needed to sort out my chest of drawers and take back control, the top had become cluttered with lots of different bottles and cans that I do use regularly, I just knew I could put them away but the drawers were full.
I had too much stuff and a limited space to put items so I needed to take action! I emptied the whole lot out and started sorting what I still wanted and what I was going to let go or find a new home for, it was a long process.
I needed a new folding system that would allow me to stand up the items on their ends, so I could choose the item that I wanted and could vary my choices. It is a very simple fold, it is just one extra fold in half and this is currently working.
This reduced my drawer requirements leaving the top 2 smaller drawers free. I used my recent project for my desk drawers as inspiration and cut up some old boxes to act as dividers, for the current time. I haven’t covered them this time, it is a temporary fix to make sure it meets my needs and for when I eventually get round to making some solid dividers that will look pretty.
The Next Steps
The current chest of drawers is a hand-me down from my sons when they left home and we moved our bedroom, this means it isn’t my favourite item of furniture and because of this I think in the future they will have a makeover and perhaps a colour change too.
I think that because it is a hand-me down I felt that before, it didn’t need to look good and as I have low self-esteem, I didn’t feel that I deserved to have nice things. I can’t afford to go out and replace these items but I can make them pretty so they make me feel good and it might help to make me feel better about myself too.
I would like to get drawer dividers at some point in the future, I want to use off-cuts of wood, sand them and paint them white, but that is a future project.
What is important is how I realized that the situation was quickly turning into something, which could have long-term consequences, something that I didn’t want to deal with. Instead, I realized I had an issue that needed addressing and I took action before it got too far out of hand.
Therefore, I wanted to share this with you to show you that I am not perfect, I don’t have the perfect home and I have areas that I need to push and focus on too.
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