You know it's time to do a little cleaning when there's no longer room on the table to eat. Sad and....true. We've been moving at what feels to be the speed of light. I am deeply enjoying the traveling and LOVING the warmer temps but neither are conducive to home keeping, clutter control or organization. I will admit that I am a "neat freak" but I'm also prone to throwing things wherever when I don't have the energy to put items away properly. I can live in chaos for only so long and THEN, I launch a focused assault.
This time though my goals are intention is skewed. I'm not power clearing, as the tradition has been. I'm taking a very slow, conscious, concentrated effort to DRASTICALLY reduce the amount of items that are housed in this space. Fellow dwellers have been warned. I've got bags, boxes, and a very LONG list of what is on its way out. Typically it takes a good two weeks to go through every nook and cranny of the upstairs and basement. This year it's going to take two months. My goal to become a minimalist (over time because my "gathering" tendencies are deeply ingrained). I've reached a point in my life where I'm not longer "treasure seeking" I'd rather enjoy the wonderful experiences.
The blue storage unit has been sold so all those treasures are going to need to find new homes as well. I'm not sure what the best way is to release it all? I'm not organized enough to have a garage sale and I am not good with pricing items; (since I bought them, they usually mean more to me than what they are actually worth.) I am ready to open the doors and just say, "make an offer" because I SERIOUSLY want to, have to and need to get rid of a whole lotta stuff!
On the agenda today is to find the bottom of my house, clear off this table and reclaim precious counter space. That will be enough of a job for today. And as always, music is what I use to motivate me. I found this super awesome Spring playlist via Kinfolk magazine http://www.kinfolkmag.com/journal/sounds-of-spring-playlist.html. Thanks to Ane Brune, I may just enjoy this terrible, awful, horrible task :)