Thursday, 27 September 2007

The time has come ...



I have to unglue myself from Flickr and all the other distractions and sort this room out. I'm turning into a bag lady, hoarding rubbish. I don't understand why I do it. The parts of my house that I actually use are completely clutter free, verging on minimalist (you can see a pic of my living room elsewhere on this Blog as proof of this). But now, with the help of my Flickr friend Grace I am going to get this sorted. We are now "Clutter Buddies" and will be supporting and encouraging each other in our endeavours to clear the clutter from our homes and lives. OK Grace, here we go... this is the awfulness I have to deal with. I'll try really hard not to just move it to the other room that is like this... ahhhh, I might not have mentioned that... there is actually another room (a bedroom), possibly even worse than this, that I have to sort. It's not much use as a guest bedroom as there's currently no room for a bed as you can see!



My deadline for sorting the dining room out is the end of October... that's October 2007! I'll post some follow-up shots to record progress and will be checking out Grace's progress on her de-cluttering and reporting back on that too. Wish me luck... slap my wrists... tell me I'm not the only one who does this... send me words of encouragement!!!

6 comments:

Joker The Lurcher said...

i helped my friend de-clutter a week ago - she looked pale and shaky afterwards! as soon as i can get out the legal profession i plan to set up a business de-cluttering and adding order to people's lives!

Warrior Princess said...

Red, don't worry, I'm right there with you! I will document my piles and post on Sunday, I promise, and we will get cracking. Now, what do I have to commit to do by October 2007? Ack!

I confess I have already started. This will be fun.

Joker, I will hire you right away!

Grace aka

Warrior Princess said...

Well?????

show me some progress, baby!

redsnapper said...

I KNOW!!! I'm prevaricating! There has been some progress, although I must confess to some "moving to another room". But very pleased with the way in which I have been able to get rid of stuff just by leaving things on the pavement outside my house with a note saying help yourself... stuff goes within a few hours and who knows where it ends up. I've got another progress photo to post so will put that up shortly. How's it going at your end? Have you thrown those ridiculous furry animals that are hanging on the curtains... and where's the new bookcase for your books and other bits and pieces? Any suggestions for how to sort out some of my stuff would be welcome... watch out for the updated photo coming soon.

Angharad, I'd love to explore the possibilities for a de-cluttering business, although given the distance between us, I guess I might have to be the back-room girl... for which I have excellent credentials I might add. I'm your Olympic gold medallist in organising things, provided you don't mind the cluttered desk... I'll be mailing you very shortly to catch up on this. Thanks for your comment

doodlegirl said...

i just stumbled upon your blog hoping to find others who want a clutter-free life! That is an adorable room!!! Love that color on the walls! Anyway, I'm sending you the best of luck as you go clutter-free. I started on my kitchen earlier in the week with the help of a friend and then tomorrow I hope to tackle my garage! Maybe you can send me a bit of luck, too! :O)

redsnapper said...

Hi there doodlegirl. Sorry it has taken a few days to reply but busy de-cluttering haha! Thank you so much for the lovely things you have said about the room. It needs some work on a damp patch by the window but otherwise I really like the colours and with the morning sun it looks so bright and cheery.

I wish you luck with your de-cluttering. I've made some progress on mine and can tell you that it feels SOOOOO good when you really get some serious progress. Be ruthless and focused on what your final objective is and you'll find it much easier to reach your goal. Let me know how you get on, I'd be really interested to hear about your experience of this process