Change of Pace

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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. :)  

 But hey, everybody needs love, and for now it feels welcoming.

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