TIDYING UP.

January 5th, 2017

Five days into the New Year, and I felt the need to start clearing up some stuff.

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Today, I choose to focus on my studio at home, which I have neglected and kept very messy for a while.

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This is the before. As you can tell there is no real space for me to work or study in. It’s way too messy to be able to create or make anything in there, so lately I have been doing lots of stuff from the couch instead.

It felt silly, since I have a whole room just for myself. And so today, I moved things around, cleaned, reorganised, and repainted the floor to make this area feel fresh again.

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And here is the result!

After studying Interior Design I definitely developed a different taste in furniture, and I feel like this decor is a bit too girly for me at the moment, but having a space that is all tidy, for now, is enough.

I would love to have a massive bookshelf covering an entire wall, and have a more minimalistic feel overall, but I will give it sometime as I feel like the way it is now is a good beginning.

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I do still need to figure out how to store a few things better, cause this is my working desk and it’s fully covered in supplies, but if anything, it’s all grouped together (for once).

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I removed the rug under the electric piano as it seemed a bit dated, and I would love to get a proper stand where to place it since right now it’s just propped on top of a storage unit.

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The final corner is dedicated to my sewing machine and items of clothing I made (+ the past collections I put out, displayed on the rack).

Nice and clean.

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I’m definitely a messy person, but lately I have been able to clean and organise stuff as soon as I realise they aren’t placed nicely: if in the past I could go months without caring, now I give myself a few days.

I find that tiding up, and cleaning as well, have a calming effect, as they free my mind.

And once you are done, it’s so nice to look at everything put nicely together, instead of having things everywhere.

So here you go. I felt like sharing some photos, as I spent most of my afternoon doing this instead of focusing on my assignment! Oops.

Are you messy? Do you enjoy tidying up? Let me know. πŸ™‚

Marzia.

109 thoughts on “TIDYING UP.

  1. milkywayturtle

    I use to clean everyday. I would go a little crazy about it but then I started working in a clothing store while attending college. I found myself overworked and stressed all the time that I let go of cleaning all together.

    *Fast forward 9 months*

    I’m doing A LOT better and I schedule time to “deep” clean at least once a week. Indeed, I feel relaxed once everything is in its proper place.

    I can’t wait to see your newly developed furniture taste. πŸ™Š

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  2. Pamela Montesa

    That looks tidy… mine is still a mess and I don’t know how to organize. Since my room is not that big and I have a massive bed, sometimes I don’t know where to put stuff.
    Also, I do not usually tidy up my room, but when I do, I do enjoy it a lot since I get to reminisce about some stuff and I keep on re-discovering stuff that I have already forgotten. Which is why sometimes it takes me up until 3am in the morning just to clean my room haha :))

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  3. Genevieve

    Love your videos! And what a cool house. It’d be so interesting to read about or see a video of all the last collections you’ve sewn.

    I was also wondering who designs the art for your subscription boxes?

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  4. Amanda

    As the new year rolled over us I have felt that I REALLY want to throw many of my things away. I want to be more minimalistisk, just as you, and I think that I have done a good job doing it so far! I have sold some of my gaming consoles I never use and have given old games to my cousins. I feels so good getting things, that are not used, away. I am just a guilty as anyone to have a floor-waredrobe but now that I have a more clean room, I feel so much more zen.

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  5. Sam

    I am a really messy person(I’m 13) but when I tell my self I clean my room I will and I will enjoy it because I think that after I do that it will look nice.

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  6. mesmerisemee

    Oh, IΒ΄m a messy person as well, but I do enjoy tidying up. ItΒ΄s like a breath of fresh air and makes me feel creative and inspired. I love rearranging stuff.
    IΒ΄m also trying to get rid of many things atm and just live with less. It may sound weird but all these options are overwhelming and I do enjoy having less but well loved pieces.

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  7. grumpybunny

    I am definitely a messy person, especially when it comes to my room. Since i work and study I don’t have much time to clean up my room, at least that’s what i like to say as an excuse. Lately I’ve been trying to keep my room tidy, but I’ve fallen very sick at the moment. I’ll definitely tidy up my room when i start feeling better! Plus, I’m saving up so i can buy more organization bins and nicknacks to put into my room, and to buy a new bookshelf, mine is running out of space :3 I love the room and can’t wait to see what it looks like when you change it up a bit ❀

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  8. Soniakh

    Hi Marzia ,

    Even If I don’t tidy up my mom would be all over me to clean my room so I’ve always had a clean and tidy room

    and to be honest I wouldn’t be able to focus and to study with messiness so I guess I am a pretty tidy person

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  9. Oriana

    This has to be the cutest working room ever ! Except maybe for the dolls, I find them a bit creepy I have to admit (I think I have dollphobia haha), but the rest is so peaceful yet colorful, I love it πŸ˜€ ❀

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  10. teafannie

    I’m always a messy person 😦 Although I do feel that as I got older, cleaning also had a soothing effect on me! I don’t despise folding the clothes anymore and seeing a room all tidied up is one of the best feelings!

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  11. icaweng

    I enjoy tiding up, it feels so great after seeing things organized and more space popping up. If I could have my own office room, I will make sure not letting it go too crazy, as I work with ink, paints, and tablet lol I would need many storage units, too.

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  12. Beth

    the indoor market is closing :O i noticed a closing sign in the window when I went by it earlier. I remember you mentioning it in a blog ages ago about how you liked it there.

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  13. melaniesworldd

    I’m such a messy person, but also enjoy a tidy and clean room. Your room would be perfect for me!

    I especially love how you keep all your designed clothes on the rack, such a nice detail ❀

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  14. Aletze Estrada

    It looks too girly, in fact xD but it look pretty well! Good job, Marzia, Putting your new knowledge in practice B) like a bouwss.

    Since I was a kid, I enjoy tidying up everything, specially my clothes. When I buy something new, I have a rule that something old has to go. Since I don’t have a closet per se (just two tubes hanging from the ceiling and my grandma’s dresser) it’s pretty uncomfortable to do so, and not at all my style…but once I start working, I’ll focus on three main things: prosthetics, my top surgery and furniture for my room, which I also have to redecor because it has this childish wallpaper and this blue carpet that I hate and never again want to have one πŸ™‚

    Anyway, I do enjoy doing it and I can see myself doing it for somebody else. I actually want to work at it but in Mexico that’s not in our culture and people don’t trust each other lol I understand why though, so I may have to do it once I move out of the country in a few years because it really makes me feel relaxed.

    Have a good weekend, Marzia. Greetings to Felix and the pugs.

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  15. rawlooks

    Well that last paragraph described me Marzia! But I am that person that gets the room like a hurricane just passed when in a sad phase but also when stressed or have a lot to think about goes on to clean everything even the cactus leafs xD ps. loving your new taste on decor πŸ™‚ byeeeeeeeΒ«3

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  16. Arlene

    I love all the white so much, it makes everything looks so pristine and really draws attention the other colours throughout your room
    I just rearranged everything in my bedroom the other day and I love it! It feels so much more spacious(considering I have a very small bedroom in the first place), and it’s a nice change.

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  17. Esra

    Marzia,i love all of your videos and all the writings and all of them makes ne happy,i dont know why but i am watching or reading immediately where i am.I fell sad when your mod is kΓΆtΓΌ :/
    Always be happy,we loves you and we always support you.
    Thanks for reading.
    Stay positive πŸ™‚

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  18. Angy

    Your book! I have my own copy in my library too :3
    I think I’m not a messy person at all, I mean, day after day I leave the things everywhere and sometimes on the chair because I just arrived to sleep, but once per month at least, I clean it all until I satisfied with results.
    Thanks for sharing it with us! Hugs! :3

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  19. tommspace

    Well done having a productive new year Marzia, and congratulations on completing your last assignment, I am very proud of you and I hope you are pleased with your results πŸ™‚ I also have allot of tidying and organising to do, as well as many other things, but I am lazy ;P Anyway I hope you are enjoying yourself and feeling great, I hope to see you soon.

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  20. Jasmine Peniel

    I’m definitely messy. My room can go from clean to a jungle no longer than two days. So I usually clean often then leave it messy for weeks.

    But lately I’ve been more tidy!! Part of it is because your vlogs and blog posts are my mood boosters! you inspire me to keep striving to be a better version of myself everyday. ❀

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  21. VΔ›rka

    I definitely am a messy person, although I love having my room tidy and I do enjoy tidying up. I just first enjoy the process of slowly creating the mess and when it’s too much, it feels great to tidy it. I don’t know, maybe it’s weird πŸ˜€

    A tip for the mess on the desk: get one with drawers (in my opinion it’s the best solution).

    And I really like your electric piano! I don’t know how far have you got with learning to play it (maybe you could show us πŸ˜› ) but either way I wish you the best (I myself am just addicted to playing it :D), not only with music. Thank you for inspiration and for your videos, you always make my day ^^

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  22. bonwojda

    I’m messy with clothing items ! I think its because i’m incredibly indecisive when I go to get dressed >.< A new year's resolution was to think more the day before on what I'm wearing to work.

    Anywho, love your blog & videos Marzia ! Your simplistic mixed detail oriented style inspires me a lot. I never comment on things, I usually get nervous on what to type or don't want to be THAT comment, but decided to bc I was on wordpress for my blog in FR !!!

    Tata !! πŸ™‚

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  23. nhzqa

    i love to clean and organize things every time i move into a new room in uni. but every month later, i realise i’m a messy person. time can’t change that. lol

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  24. Theano

    Hi Marzia!

    I just wanted to ask you a question about your book.
    I am from Greece and I have a hard time finding your book at any bookstore.Maybe I hanen’t searched enough but I have found every other youtubers book I looked for but I still haven’t found yours!
    I would like to know if it has been published internationally or not.Iwould love to be more informed at this subject!
    If the book isn’t published yet internationally,any idea if it will be any time soon or not?

    Thanks a lot!
    Theano

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  25. yoshioka ririko (riiceballl)

    well you are definitely more productive than i am! hahaha i have yet to touch my desk in so long and i don’t really have the means to since i don’t have the space to organise! i hope i can get to organise it soon though! – since 2017 has started! //side note: hope you will do a book recommendation on youtube one day!

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  26. Dani

    Oh I’m definetly messy U_U and I loved to read and see all you did, like actually taking care of it, ’cause I’m always like “Oh I need to clean this … this would better this other way”, but I never do, and I don’t know why seeing you do it made me feel like inspired hahaha It looks beautiful !!

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  27. Noraphel Sogueco

    Hi Marzia! I noticed that you love baby dolls. You should check out grav3yardgirl on youtube! ^^ Good job, by the way. πŸ™‚ Hope I can be as organized as you.

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  28. Adina

    I am so glad that you have decided to move from that girly look towards a more minimalist and sophisticated feel when it comes to interior decor and the idea of a massive bookshelf sounds great , especially one that would accentuate the verticality of the room.
    If you don’t have enough space on your desk (which is really small by the way) I suggest putting the supplies in a desk organizer to clear some space and some storage boxes would be nice for all the plush toys on the bookshelf.

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  29. ruthychem

    I’m a really messy person too and right now I trying to be more organised and to keep clean my room (though it’s hard sometimes).
    If you thin your desk is messy you should check mine; it doesn’t matter how often I tidy it, the fllowing day it’s full with stupid things πŸ™‚

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  30. Sarah Gomez

    The calming affect of decluttering things you don’t need in your house is an amazing feeling!

    I know you love your books which is why I would recommend reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” This book has changed my life!

    Also I just started to get into your blog post and I really love your taste and style!

    Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life with us! πŸ™‚

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  31. Amanda

    I’m the same way!! I am always so busy so my space gets so cluttered so quickly, but I always feel better when I clean up and my mind is so much more organized!

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  32. Radflyy Njh

    I am definitely messy! My current room is really small and i have limited storage space and all my school books/workseets and bags are everywhere. 😦 i tried cleaning up the room once but theres always something thats not meant to be there in the way of things

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  33. Kristyna Tulachova

    From time to time, there is a mess in my room, because I have to create something all the time (and it depends on my mood so I start with some sewing and end with something absolutely different), but it’s definitely because of the fact I still live with my parents. I dream all day all night about my own living and I hope it come soon – I need much more space. I love to tide up, haha. As you have already said, it is so calming!
    Anyway, your taste of furniture etc. is amazing. I know what you mean that it is quite girly, it suits you but I can definitely imagine you in something more minimalistic. Your rooms are very inspirative and very well done. You have THE talent. πŸ™‚

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  34. Emittra

    I am quite an organised person, but as soon as I start painting, drawing or writing I become a bit messy. The process just makes me unable to focus on being tidy and create at the same time. However, before I start creating I need to tidy up first, or else my mind isn’t clear.

    I like posts like these, it motivates me to tidy up and be productive.

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  35. Danika

    Marzia,

    I feel like you definitely got a good result after organizing the place a bit. That room is absolutely adorable. I know how stressful it can be when your work space is cluttered and just needs to be refreshed so that it can become a relaxing and motivating environment again. I’m glad to see that you are so inspired after finishing your interior design course too. Best of luck ❀

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