Well, we've come to the end of the first week of my effort to clean up my bedroom mess and turn it into a creative nook. I managed to unpack the suitcases and put them away, and fill up a plastic tote with stuff to take to the basement. I broke down some small boxes I'll be keeping to mail presents to people, and I put away some of the yarn that's been lying about. Here's how it looks now:
Not a huge improvement, but next week my mom will be here, and I'm hoping that one afternoon she'll be able to play with the kids while I really dig into my mess.