Monday, January 31, 2011

Practicing What I Preach

One of the lines from yesterday's post was
"Out of clutter, find simplicity".

I am proud to say I am practicing what I preach!

Due to the number of hours I spend at my store, and two years of health issues and surgeries,
housekeeping has not always been at the top of my list.
So, I am currently in the midst of cleaning out closets, cabinets and drawers.
Last week, it was the laundry room that received my attention.

 This week, it is my sewing room.
I knew the only way to really make progress was pull out all the drawers!  They cannot be replaced until they are cleaned and organized.
The five drawers above are back in place, and one is empty!
Unfortunately, there are still many drawers to go.

I am determined to simplify my life and my home this year.

I got off to a slow start, due to the fact that I also had to do a little gardening.
I noticed my tulip bulbs were just beginning to peek through the soil.
With ice storms and freezing temperatures forecast this week, I decided they needed a little more mulch.  It was a lovely sunny and warm day, and may be the last one we see for awhile.

May all of you stay safe and warm from the storms.
It may be perfect weather to stay inside and simplify!

10 comments:

Sara said...

I am with you on the decluttering!! I startd a few weeks ago and now have my entire upstairs closets and drawers finished!!
Tulip bulbs???? Oh my, I can't imagine!!! I am so looking forward to seeing some bubls peeking up out of the ground here. We usually start seeing daffodils by Valentine;s Day!!!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

I find just closing the door helps. Out of sight out of mind. But eventually one has to open the door. Congrats you are getting the job done!

It feels better when we declutter.

Eileen said...

I am doing that also. We are a long way from tulip bulbs here in the Chicago area. Record snow is predicted over the next couple of days. I may be snowbound in my sewing room!

Julia said...

It is such a feeling of accomplishment when things get cleaned out and uncluttered.

Martha said...

Oh you will feel so much better when you are done.I love those sweet blue pansies.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I'm with you, Jan! Less clutter, more fun.
Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend.
xoxo
Donna

Jeannie B. said...

I love your pansies!! I am craving spring!

Robin Hart said...

Pansies, tulips... I have months to go... months... i need to spend a few more minutes in the sewing room as I have trashed it lately from actually ... sewing!

KathyEllen said...

I love the thought, "out of clutter, find simplicity". Isn't it so true that you always feel so accomplished after you have organized some of your "stuff"? I too have had some health issues and several surgeries over the past two and a half years. But I find contentment in whatever state I find myself, and my desire for organizing and stitching have provided much to fill the hours of each day.
Love your sweet pansies...my favorite flowers! Here in New England, we are a long way from seeing any flowers for a while!

Claudia said...

Stay safe, Jan. It's miserable here - it's stopped snowing for a while but we're due to get more overnight and into tomorrow. So far, we have 10 inches of new snow on the ground.

xo
Claudia

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