Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chaos to Calm


I don't usually make New Year's resolutions. When I want to make a change, I do it. No matter what the date.
But this year I've been on a mission. Since the first days of '09 I've been clearing the clutter. I'm not sure why I'm suddenly so motivated, but I'm not questioning it. It's something I've been thinking about doing for a long time.
The trouble is when I start cleaning I make a big mess, as you can see in the first photo.
But I have made some progress.

If only my whole house would look this neat and tidy! I'm still working on it.

8 comments:

Blythe Hopes Vintage said...

I'm with you! For some reason I woke up on Jan 2nd, looked around my house and though - this has to change.

I threw out about ten bin bags worth of stuff, took three trips to salvation army - and finally my house looks nice.

Yay for cleaning out!

marianne said...

I need to clean the clutter and I have heard that phrase from many a person in the last week! Thanks for mentioning it.. very good idea!!

BeadedTail said...

The title of this post says it all! I don't like to de-clutter but I sure like the results!

Susan said...

I've been doing this since the fall when I realized why I'm so happy at our vacation place. There's no stuff around. It's a messy job but so worth it.

storybeader said...

Look like you need some boxes - lol. Good luck on the cleaning - one thing I always put off to another day!

Shell Mitchell said...

You give me hope:)

The Fab Miss B said...

I'd love to see your before and afters- there is nothing so satisfying! Keep up the good work!

NICO Designs said...

We did the same thing. I packed up and filled bags and my hubby took them to Goodwill. I still have the office/sewing room to tackle but let's not be too hasty?:)