Friday, August 12, 2011

De-cluttering – One Area Done – 17 to go!

Remember the out of control book case I wrote about in De-cluttering, still...? Well here it is. 
Not perfect, but considerably tidier.
It took hours to sort through all the old papers, magazines, photos and junk that had been shoved into any and all available spaces on the bookshelf. There was a sizable box load that got dumped into the recycling bin, too.

De-cluttering really is seriously cathartic. Choosing to let go of stuff that no longer serves you is empowering. I’ve always had a problem throwing out photographs. Not sure why, but there you go! During this sort out I found a couple of envelopes of photos from a long, LONG time ago... and a heap of them were truly awful. Blurry, over(or under)-exposed, chopped off heads... why was I keeping them? I’ve given it a lot of thought and I still can’t come up with a good reason. Actually, I can’t even come up with a bad reason. So, into the bin they went. Talk about liberating!!!

Now the question is, what’s next on the de-clutter schedule?


  1. Wow, it looks great.

    I am doing a lot of purging at my house also. I am trying to make room for what is really important to me right now in this stage of my life.

    I'm working to simplify everything. It just seems that there is so much chaos in the world today I want my home to be as peaceful and comforting as it possibly can be.

    Keep up the great work!!

  2. Your home really ought to be a haven from the chaos rather than just a different version of chaos... Not letting it slide back into that mire will be the real challenge.

    Thanks for visiting!