I'm pretending today... that my vacation is tomorrow. It's hard for me to sit still sometimes. I've always been good about getting rid of things that I don't need...I'm no hoarder! Still there are always those problem areas that need to be cleansed.
One big area for me was the art/design room that used to be a master bedroom when I moved here. I had this dream that I would spend my free time(like I have lots of that!) in this room and design things. I had my easel set up, blank canvases, frames, paints, brushes, sewing machine, material, things to be repaired, etc.
In the middle of all this was an antique dining table with the top covered in brown paper to protect it. Day after day...year after year, more and more was dumped in this room and onto that table.
All this crap wasn't making me feel artistic. In fact I haven't painted a painting the whole time I have been in real estate.
Bins of supplies were stacked under the table and I just felt overwhelmed and sad as I looked at the room.
The past few days, I have been slowly dissecting the stuff.
I filled 2 big bags with sewing things I won't be needing and sent it out with my Mom today to take to the church ladies that like to sew. I made emergency sewing kits for me and a few more people to keep in our cars.
Some stuff got thrown out and the rest that I thought I might need in the future, put in clear bins for my new storage room downstairs. As I place things in storage, I am mindful not to stuff it to the brim with things I'll never want to see again.
As I finish clearing the room, I am also deciding on a new color for the walls and new window coverings. I was thinking...what should I use the room for? Where do I spend most of my time? What do I do the most of in the house?
The answer is WORK...I actually enjoy working on business ideas! It makes me happy to be busy. Imagine that!
The room across the hall is an office that my assistant Jane uses when she is here. (my old office) I float around the house with no place of my own until she is gone for the day.
I want a room where I can work on my computer, writing, reading or just hang out in. I know I have the whole house for that... but it's nice to have a room just for me and what I like best around me.
So here's the before picture after I cleaned out some of the clutter. Stay tuned for the transformation. I plan to work today like my vacation is tomorrow.(What vacation?? LOL)
In fact, I should think of all my days like that. You know you always get more done and feel satisfied that all is right in your world when things look neat and nice.
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