Change of Pace10:39 PM
I've been on a purging spree the last few weeks. It started with a yard-sale that didn't go as I planned. (The first yard sale I ever had netted me $350+ dollars, so now every other sale has to measure up!) Halfway thru the day, I found myself so irritated by the lack of traffic that I packed everything in my car and donated it. I did give the kid clothes to a friend who could use them. But I have been thinking about stuff and how I don't want it sitting in my basement serving no purpose when someone else could get some use out of it.
Speaking of which, I cleaned up our basement which had things strewn across every section of it with our move-in a few months ago. I can't tell you how happy it makes me to be able to walk down there and see order now. I was able to make use of the shelving we previously had in our garage.
I have also been making an effort to go ahead and decorate rooms and not wait for getting everything just right. And just that idea alone has helped me pull a couple of rooms together. I am seeing that clearing out the unnecessary and unused items in a space, and repurposing things I already own have helped the rooms feel like home. Like the foyer...I like the way this feels, even though it is a bit forward to announce to guests that we love them to the moon and back. :)