Monday, April 14, 2008
I joined "Messies Anonymous" about 2 months ago and have slowly been decluttering my house. It is quite satisfying as I look around at all that has been accomplished. I am keeping laundry room usuable, keeping the 1st floor where it can be picked up and fairly straight within a 30 or 45 minute job. This picture is an area that has perpetually been cluttered. It is mostly stuff we use for school and some odds and ends. The clutter used to extend a good 2 foot out in front of the bookshelf! I actually had 2 entire black garbage bags that went to the thrift store and 2 small boxes of books that went to the used bookstore - just from this area! Anyway, I cleaned it about 2 weeks ago and was sitting in my chair tonight and looked over and am pleased with how well we are keeping it. Today I cleaned out the guest bedroom. It is an area which accumulates odds and ends from everyone. It looks good, but I have not gotten the bedding washed and put back on - so no picture YET! One of the slogans for MA is "Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness." I am finding that is true! Slowly but surely, I am making a more organized, comfortable home.