Hello my sweet sweet friends! I am so happy to see you. I’ve been in a bit of a funk this week. Does that happen to you too? My house is kind of a mess, even though I thought I had finally hit on a cleaning routine I could keep up with…I’m behind on my projects…I have to keep working at the hospital even though I’d rather be at home…sorry, I’m not usually a whiny girl, I’m just feeling overwhelmed.
Let’s talk about what I did get done, shall we? I have been trying to work on decluttering in the bedroom; because, a sanctuary, it is not. And it’s stressing me out. You might remember that last year I set up a workspace in our room, thinking that an “office” was just what I needed to be productive.
Big mistake. Huge. #prettywomanisaclassic
Problem #1: I don’t like working in my room. It’s too isolated.
Problem #2: I can’t be trusted with a flat surface. It’s like I am compelled to put all. the. things. there. And then I can’t find any of them.
Problem #3: The sanctuary thing I mentioned above. I’m pretty sure a bedroom is supposed to be relaxing. And it was not.
Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo before I started hurling crap off of the desk, but I’m sure you can imagine how bad it was.
I wanted to keep some storage in the room, as I don’t have a good place to keep stuff in my new office, i.e. the couch. ;) So I brought up a set of delightfully curvy shelves that I painted last year.
I ruthlessly purged most of the crap, and now that corner of our room looks like this.
I added my painted frame and fabric chair for a spot to sit. We brought back in a TV because we like to watch a movie in here every now and then.
This spot is much calmer now, and I’ll rest much easier as soon as I get rid of the rest of the crap at the foot of my bed.
Eek. Maybe next week I’ll share how I pared down my entirely ridiculous magazine collection. Would you be interested in a little post on purging paper publications?
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