Sunday, February 20, 2011
Enough Is Too Much
Well, I like reading other peoples' blogs ... especially having to do with decorating and/or organizing. I used to be an organized person. No really, I was. I don't know what happened. I moved into this house and it was huge compared with places I had lived before. It had unlimited storage ... well, it still has it but, we've filled it up. Somewhere along the way, while raising two kids and getting busy with life, the clutter took up residence and multiplied. I have been trying and threatening to do something about it now since the kids left home. Its still there ... mostly. One of the blogs that I read is called 'Thrifty Decor Chick'. Now I don't know this woman but, I love her. She calls the process of getting rid of things and organizing 'decrapification' and I just love that term. I mean, who has not asked themselves "Why do I have all of this crap?" Her before and after photos are to die for. I just cannot deal with my mess any longer. So, let the games begin. I have designated an extra garage bay for the temporary destination for everything that is leaving this house. I also forewarned my kids that they can have whatever they want to haul away but, it is definitely out of here and not coming back. We started today with a large pantry off the laundry room. My gosh, who knew that the pantry could look so good and feel so roomy. I actually have empty shelves and can walk right on in without stepping over crap. Bliss! I've got to go buy some of those cute little organizing bins that 'Decor Chick' uses so I can keep various items corralled but still, major improvement has been accomplished. It feels so good that I am going to keep going until every nook and cranny of this old house contains only what we really need or want. I'm still deciding if I'm insane enough to do a garage sale but, if not, I'm pretty sure that Goodwill will want to see me coming.