This week’s challenge is to “deal with your “too much stuff” situation. Each day this week, find ten things you can get rid of. It can be legitimate trash, broken stuff, clothes that are unwearable, near-empty bottles of stuff that can be used up, whatever. The point is to find ten extra things every day and get them recycled, donated, or thrown out.”
I’m planning to give this a good try. This past weekend I moved a large painting from the back bedroom which has been my personal habitat since the renovation began and which is now a totally cluttered and almost uninhabitable spot. I say almost because one (among very few) good habit is making my bed every morning. That large, clear horizontal space seems like a haven in the midst of a storm. Now that the painting is in the living room I have moved the bed back to its original position which I like much better.
The bedroom floor is literally tiled with catalogs and books to assist me in the renovation. Well, I’m ready to purge. Yesterday I recycled 10 catalogs including Restoration Hardware and lighting books from fixture manufacturers.
By the end of the week I should be down at least 60 items that are cluttering up my habitat.
I’m also going to hang some temporary artwork on the megahooks that are screwed into the studs over the bed (where the large painting once hung).
The whole task is an effort to ratchet my serenity up a notch.
Got clutter? Whatcha gonna do?