Also… have you taken the Meyers-Briggs personality test? I did last night and here are my results. I wonder if they’d be different if I took my time and thought more about my answers rather than being distracted by Orange is the New Black? Warm and caring, nurturing and PATIENT. Nope. Not me.
Have a great weekend – I plan to continue decluttering and start some long-overdue projects.
This week (with a holiday landing on a Wednesday) really messed me up… I feel like we had two mini weekends. The good news is it allowed me to check-off three things from my 100 days of summer to-do wish list.
cheer on David’s first triathlon
hear bag pipes
watch a parade
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And without even reading the book, I knew the first place to start was our bedroom. It’s small (11’x12′), the ceilings are sloped, it lacks a closet and the window is low to the ground. Luckily we have a spare room that holds all of our clothes (aka. worst guest room ever), but dressers are like gold in an old home so I wanted to maximize the space by getting a bed frame with storage underneath and a big dresser for linen and extra bedding.
To do so I knew I needed to purge and the first thing to go was the bookshelf full of books (gasp!) As much as I love my books, why do I need to fill my small space with so many? It looked cluttered and led to side-sweeping, rather than walking along the foot of the bed.
Good riddance warped shelf and secondhand dresser*.
Sadly however, the Ikea assembly party is over and I now have a much bigger, messier project ahead. Remember that guest room I mentioned and all those books? Here’s what it looks like now:
At this point, everything from our bedroom, the linen cabinet, the hallway dresser, my office and the bathroom are going to be dumped in this room for strict evaluation and hopefully, over time, I can sort it all out and donate/sell/toss a bunch of it and allow this guest room to be the most lovely guest room it can be.
What about you? Any good tips on purging and/or organizing? Want to buy some used books? I plan to start an online yard sale so stay tuned!
*Disclaimer: The secondhand dresser did not go far… it moved one room over to my office but who said purging was easy?! psst. If you like what you’re reading, please subscribe and share. xomeg