I’m not sure what exactly inspired me, today, to clean out my entire walk-in closet. I threw a bunch of my old junk away, put a bunch of old albums in storage bins in the garage, vacuumed, and then cleared one whole side of the closet so I could shove one of our dressers into it. I think the plan began with the wish to have our bedroom look more spacious. But it was one of those projects that I began with gusto and ended with a whimper. It took SO LONG to sort all the randomness that had lived in our closet for years. Question: is it really essential to save pre-2008 tax returns? I did, but I was so tempted to toss them! And what about my high school diploma? I’m pretty sure I’ll never need it. See, it’s these kinds of decisions that make decluttering take forever.
And here’s a look at the wall that used to house the dresser. Now there’s only ONE dresser on that wall instead of two. It was just too much altogether, and that side of the room now looks much less cluttered.
I love it– here’s hoping my hubby does. My furniture-moving proclivity makes him sigh some days. I’m always mixing things up, trying to find ways to make things work better. I figure a hobby that only requires elbow grease and a vacuum cleaner can’t be all that bad, whereas he kinda just wants to know where his socks are. (Same place as always, hon!) And his seed catalogs. (In the magazine rack by the door.) And his shoes. (In the closet.) Bless the man for putting up with my ‘improvement’ gene. I am a trial some days.
What about you? Are you a furniture-shuffler? Or do you just pick the perfect spot and leave it be?
I also wanted to tell you who won the two books I’ve given away in the last week. Puria goes to commenter #14-ginny jolin, and Sparkly Green Earrings (releasing TODAY!) goes to commenter #20-Kaeteh. Email me with your snail mail addresses, folks, and I’ll get those books headed your way.