First, the bad news… I mean other than I still have wire hangers in my closet. Hey… I’ve been busy! 🙂
The bad news WAS, this was the condition of my junk storage space for my staging stuff.
Blame it on the new project. With some areas getting a little cleaner lately, I was inspired to work on the fall cabin fireplace project. So I came downstairs
to this mess, then totally dismayed with what I had to wade through, I decided, NO WAY.
My new tolerance level for mess is at a fierce pitch. The more chaos I have to sift through, the more chaos I feel inside. I’ve now had a taste of the good life, and by golly, I wanna be back in Hollywood! 🙂
This junk area was just out of hand again. And the thing that finally tips things over to chaos level is when I have to sift through all the layers.
Too many layers.
Especially when you have layers ON layers.
Have you ever reached up to a top closet shelf for something, only to be met with a tumbling avalanche of head bonking mayhem? Where’s the bike helmut when you REALLY need it?
Blame it on the layers.
Do you know what I mean by layers? If you have to move stuff to find stuff, those are layers. And those layers are the very things that have us running to the store to stock up on the same thing we already have at home that we can’t find.
So I committed a day I didn’t really have, to gutting those shelves, and placing back just the stuff I wanted to keep.
With no layers in sight.
This was a very big job. I filled up 4-6 (I lost count) large plastic garbage bags and some boxes for good measure and only 1-2 for the garbage. It was just a surplus of stuff I was tired of working with.
And I was soooooo tempted to remove the shelving and paint the wall. But I talked myself out of it…
“This is a cleaning mission, not a decorating mission!”
I love my brighter, cleaner blog office, and I’m still glad I painted it, but it really slowed progress down. So bear with me, because the pretty will have a chance to fully surface once the surplus is out of the way.
And oh my goodness. I must have walked down there 20 x that day just to LOOK and appreciate!
So after I cleaned this up, I started creating my project. And it was such a pleasure to peek among the things lined up on the shelves, and just pull out what was desired, without the big dog digging in the garden thing.
And please know, it’s still hard for me to post these pictures, because they aren’t ‘magazine beautiful.’
But I know it’s the right thing to do. Because it’s working. What you see here is a very small part of what’s going on behind the scenes in the Crap to Clean Private Facebook Group.
Guys, we have created one of the most loveliest, inspiring group of friends, all sharing their own quest to just. clean. up!
So I think next week I’ll ask to feature a few if they’re ok with it. You need to see what they’ve done!
Or, just join us HERE if you also wish for some encouragement! We’d LOVE to have you!
As for the good news?
Did you know you can find more junk with less junk?
Profound, isn’t it?
See you next week with another cleaning revamp!
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So, let’s chat!
Are layers an issue with you too? Do you think you could commit to removing all layers in a given area so you’re left with things easily reached? I guarantee you, you’ll find t
hings you forgot you had GIFTS! 🙂