Not all that long ago I had kind of a bad rep. My room’s carpet wasn’t recognizable. It didn’t see the light of day for, like, years.
Funny story actually, on my wedding day, my father walked in my room. The first words out of his mouth were, “Your floor! I didn’t know you had a grey carpet?! It’s nice! I don’t think I’ve seen it before. (turns and yells down the hallway) Hey! Guys look! Mindy’s floor!” Ummmm…. Hi there father! I’m your first born in her wedding dress! That’s what you’re excited about?! My floor?!
I used to have various piles around my room. One of which resembled Mount Vesuvius. It was referred to by my family and close friends simply as “The Ramp”. Rocco used to run up the mountain of clothes and shoes in order to get onto my bed, hence the name “The Ramp”.
Needless to say, organization has never been a strong suit of mine (to put it mildly).
When Mr. FSL moved into our house with me, I’m sure that he was unaware that he married Pig Pen. He heard a few rumors, but never saw the elusive Ramp.
I had a clean slate moving in. Literally. We really had nothing. When we bought our nightstands for our bedroom, they were empty.
One year and 2 months later, his top drawer had a few important papers in it. Mine looked like this:
Old habits die slowly, what can I say. Nobody’s perfect.
This past weekend, something came over me. I cleared out so many parts of our house that clutter started popping up in. I saw on some blog (so sorry I can’t remember which one!!!) last week that this woman put only things she used right before bed and in the morning in her nightstand. Genius I tell you.
Here’s a list of some of the crazy things I found in the black hole top drawer:
Rocco’s toothbrush (!)
My wisdom tooth in a tooth fairy box (ew)
Never before worn underwear with tags on them still
A picture frame My birth certificate
Memory cards for my camera
24 birthday cards from August
Receipts CD’s Chargers to phones that I no longer have
I am a complete weirdo. If I was to be mentally evaluated base solely on the contents of my nightstand, I’d be locked up. C’mon, ticket stubs, underwear & a tooth?! I can’t believe I publicly am admitting to any of this, but hey, It’s my blog.
Most of the junk was tossed. I put only things I’d use in bed in it ( I’m a copycat).
The new contents of my top drawer:
A vanilla cookie scented candle
Chapstick Nail polish
Kindle & charger
Phone & charger
Oh Em Ghee.
That’s ah niiiiice!
I actually rigged it so my kindle & cell phone charger wires come through the back of the drawer so they charge while tucked away!
Pshhhht…. Who you calling Pig Pen now?
Anyone doing any Spring cleaning in the Winter like Backwards Mindy? What’s in your nightstand? Be honest. I showed you my tooth fairy box for crying out loud!