On Monday- after having a fantastic lunch with Ms. SassyNerd, I had a 5 hour drive back home. I listened to 'ITS JUST TOO MUCH' by British professional organizer Peter Walsh (entertaining accent btw). Remember the TV show on TLC called Clean Sweep? Yeah - that's him. This 'in-your-face-approach' walked me through the process of organizing and letting go of the crap in my house - room by room. I'm lucky in the sense that I live alone, so any mess that is there was made by me. Others are not so lucky, since the clutter is coming in from multiple people. This audio tape covers the language and phrases you can use with family members to keep the arguments to a minimum.
A word on CLUTTER. My home is clean and neat - on the surface. But if you start poking through the drawers you'd probably think to yourself - "why in the world does she have this
After listening to his words of wisdom, I immediately started purging at home. I have a huge garage sale pile building up downstairs - and yesterday spent 5 hours alone on the dressing room. No - it's still not done, but should be with another hour or so. I've already found things I've forgotten I've had, and the purging process has been exhilarating. It's like once you start - you can't stop.
|Drawers were purged mercilessly. This drawer hold my tights - and organized using a Christmas Ornament sorter. Yes - I have a tight problem. You should see my sockens!|
|The north view of the dressing room. Better....but I still want to get rid of the shoe rack (I'll get an over the door rack instead). My yard sale next spring is going to be HUGE.|
|This West facing wall in the dressing room is a giant silver peg-board, and holds all of my handbags, scarves, belts and crap. This still needs to be purged, but shouldn't take long....|
I feel like I could write a 10-page post on this topic. With New Years around the corner, and the the pending influx of unwanted gifts (generating more clutter.....) - consider you own personal space, and the items you've selected to reside with you. It feels wonderful to have a clean and organized space - even if they are spaces hidden behind closet doors and drawer fronts.
Thats all for now - I'm off to
Interested in listening to this amazing audio book? I found mine at a recycled book shop for $15, but you can find it for cheap on Amazon ($10!). Warning - it will make you purge everything and will change how you look at 'stuff'.