Clearly I haven't been writing on this blog. And what fun thing have I been so busy doing? I've been unpacking. Yep, been in this house four years and we still had a few boxes that weren't unpacked. I decided to go through the boxes with the idea of giving away anything that wasn't sentimental. --I mean, if I haven't missed the item in over four years...I can probably live without it.
|My BR Closet|
I also decided that I needed to clear out my closet (s) so that things are reasonably accessible and I can find things easily. I started this project one weekend when Jordan was out of town, focusing on the bedroom dresser and closet. There were so many things crammed in both places that it was stressful to look at. I was able to give away quite a few items that I either don't or can't wear. I figured it makes more sense for someone else to use them rather than leaving them in the closet to "wait for me". Yes, someday I may be able to fit into some of those cute dresses...which is why I've been hanging on to them. But I realize that, when that day comes, my style may have changed. Why not let someone else enjoy the clothes now.
I've been reading articles about the value of reducing your stuff.
I was inspired but either too busy or too tired or too something to actually act on this plan. Funny thing though, I found once I got started I couldn't stop. I started in my bedroom and moved to my "Red Room".
My Red Room is basically my space...for crafts and books and things. I'm incredibly lucky to have space big enough that I can claim a room just for my stuff. I've shared glimpses of this room before. But I was strategic in my photos...pretty much showing you only the space that wasn't cluttered.
Well, this weekend I attacked that room. I went through every box in the room and cleaned out the closet of even more things I don't wear or use.
|My "Red Room" Closet|
The result is a room that can be my zen place. I've actually spent lots of time in that room even before I got it organized. I've always loved the space. It's quiet and peaceful. Now that there are no longer books and projects all over the room it is a lot more inviting to me.
Granted, the room is pretty sparse...but I'd rather have this than clutter.