Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Path To Less - Update 2

De-clutter a room, simplify your life...

After we became empty-nesters this room has variously served as a guest bedroom, music room, computer room, photography room, and, obviously, and over-loaded junk room. It took me two full days, but the effort was worth it in order to create a peaceful space for music, reading, meditation and rest. My oldest daughter took some of the no-longer-needed furnishings for her new house, we donated literally hundreds of pounds of books and clothing to local charitable organizations, and have kept a few items that will be sold on ebay or Craig's List. Finally there wwere 150 pounds of garbage and recyclables that were set out at the curb.

There is certainly something about making this kind of space-cleaning progress. It was stress relief during last week's high craziness activity, and will require so much less effort to take care of going forward. Not to mention that we can now leave the door open when we have friends over...

More to come as the year goes on -- and I promise also to get to more photography, too. Simple.

3 comments:

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Wow! After looking over and comparing the two photos it's obvious - miracles still do happen!

It's amazing how many things we collect, but don't really need and how they pile up!

Congratulations on a job well done!

Katherine said...

Inspirational! When my baby birds have flown, I'm going to get stuck in to the upstairs! Simple.

The Muse said...

Great job! Things can pile up on us rather quickly, can't they?

Would love to see more shots!