Who does not love a tidy home? where every thing has its place? where nick-nacks are organized and beautifully placed? I know I do..
This morning i decided to venture in my white cupboard, which has 4 huge drawers, and four shelves. The white monster was packed with papers, binders, clippings, shoe boxes filled with a myriad of things i thought i couldn’t live without, kids drawings (thousands!), my writings, DVDs, electrical cords and so on…
For the last month I have been feeling down just passing by the white monster. The whole idea of the cupboard was to get organized and hide all the stuff that I didn’t know where to place…i guess i haven’t thought it all through!
At 8 am I took EVERYTHING out. Started making 2 piles; one with keeps and one with throws (not an easy process, but i kept asking myself “why i need this” and “why I don’t”…). The floor was COVERED. Like a mini tsunami had passed by. Midways I had to stop. sit down. breath. drink water. my eyes itched. my hands were black with dust. i was going to give up. so i put some loud music (jay ho!) and sat for while listening and just relaxing.
The Throw pile went out. The kept pile needed a serious organisation.
4 hours later i was nearly done and got this amazing idea to post this post about decluttering !
Wednesday is decluttering day; you will get a regular post with tips, ideas and pictures…
Today’s tip is about drawers:
1. throw away anything broken that hasn’t been fixed the last YEAR!
2. gather stuff that go together and get small baskets, tupperwares, small glass jars, tea cups that can fit in the drawer where items are separated by functions.
3. Get inspired by these pictures!
and please share your ideas, as I am a freak of De-cluttering ideas!!!