The 8 house series:
De-Clutter, De-claim, De-cline
De-clutter, De-claim, De-cline, De-clusion
This is the second hand account of the second time, working in my
sweatshop widdle woom. Where the sweatin’ is always sweeter, when it directly benefits me!!
Now, if I can only cast my mind back, to remember what I did! (More than 2 weeks have passed, and I’ve worked on other things. Why don’t I write things in the order I do them??? Because that would be too logical??)
Before Pic, for this go round.
Filing cabinet fiasco.
As Dana, (Nony), says, some clutter is “Procrasticlutter”, delayed decisions. The 2 black boxes, and the 2 cardboard boxes would be the illustration beside that word, in her dictionary!
The cardboard boxes are full of Verizon equipment, that I’ve been meaning to return. Since before I left XH. 4 years ago, on July 1st. So yeah, procrastination, at which I am a pro!
But, I can’t just get rid of it! I have to return it!! Cause they already put it into collections, and its on my credit report, and everything!! But, its been 4 years, and you haven’t done it yet. But, I’m gonna!! Are ya really?? Cuz I call bull hockey!
DD1 put it into perspective for me. “Mama, you already have the ding on your credit. Verizon has already written it off. They don’t want back 5 year old equipment. Dump it already!”
So I did. Finally freedom!! No more nagging sense of “Gotta do it”!! Whew! Really did give me some mental relief!!
Whittling it down to size!!
And the 2 black boxes??? They are Dish boxes, from the former owner, of my former trailer. Yeah, I moved 2 heavy pieces of electronic clutter, that weren’t even mine.
What in the world??
Yep, so I trashed ’em without a single qualm! Along with the sparkly purple (broken) gift bag, squooshed behind there.
So much empty space!! Nice!! Now to take care of the other piddlin junks up there.
The de-tangler spray and bristly brush went on top of the girls’ dresser, within easy reach of PP, for after her bath. Returned the little white drawers to DD1’s custody. And so on, and so on.
Ahhhh! Clean, empty space! So much easier to breathe! But, it does look kinda bare…
That looks better!!
But, I think it still needs something…..
Aha! That’s it!! Perfect!
The glass jar was a birthday gift, from Cindy D. Hey girl, hey!!
It look so gorgeous now!! I stare at it, just to enjoy a purdy piece of calm!!
But, it takes vigilance to maintain the clean look! I want it to stay pretty, and I’m the only one who lives in this room, and yet I’m constantly having to declutter the same little spot! What’s up with that?? But the effort required to keep it clutter free, is so worthwhile!!
Now, if I only I could do something about this….
This makes me blue!!
I asked Sweet Friend to just cut it off. He refused. The nerve! He said “I don’t know where it goes, and you’re just renting this house, in case you forgot.”
Oh, that makes a difference??? Who knew!
Maybe I can paint it white???? Try to shove it all the way back up thru the hole in the ceiling?? Cut it off myself??? Try to ignore it???
Sigh. There’s always something.
Anyway, the sweatin’ was all the sweeter, for the sense of serenity, and the piece of prettiness, that I ended up with.
I love my daughter!! As I was finishing writing this, she came in, and I complained about her daddy not removing it. She promptly climbed up on a stool, and….
Voila!! Cord be gone!! (Almost)
Blue bugger banished!!