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DECLUTTER AND ORGANIZE
The Levy household was growing BH. The older girls hit teenage-hood, plus a few new additions and the home needed a refresh. Mrs. Levy thought she just called me in to carve out a bedroom for her new teenagers in what was once the guestroom. But as we worked, we shed lots of light on the many other problematic areas around her home that was making it harder to manage the day-to-day bustle.
Let’s fix this!
The years of clutter had caught up with them. What began as a baal-tashchis-minded and sentimental balabusta turned into a home loaded with unused stuff and not-looked at memories. An oversized broken desk in the laundry room, way too many hand-me-downs, sippy cups, funky straws and kiddie dishes that no kids liked, half-broken toys waiting for an unborn child and loads and loads of torn old art projects from her delicious children. It would have been ok, had she a basement, garage, or attic…but living in a standard sized Yerushalayim apartment didn’t allow her such leisure. It was time for a major decluttering to make room for the new stage of life her family was in.
THE DESIGN SOLUTION
Anything which didn’t have a known purpose for saving in the foreseeable future, we immediately got rid of. The broken desk, changing table and half-broken toys were the first to go. After plowing through the shoes, puzzles, old comic books, kitchen gadgets, hand-me-downs and boys’ “treasures” there was a lot more elbow room in the home to start creating organizing solutions. We reinvented her laundry system, added a new pantry and eating area to the kitchen, reorganized her toys, papers and entranceway and of course, re-designed her guestroom to double as a teenager haven.