Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Decluttering ...

I really am quite organized. You might not be able to tell it from pictures I post - or if you walked through the house, for that matter. 

But really, I'm quite organized. 

The problem with my house is that I have more stuff than space. So I make due with what I've got.

Then there are the times that I organize where things go and then leave it. Drawers, for example. I'm great about deciding what goes in a drawer. And then leaving it. 

As if, somehow, it will stay neat. 
Or maybe take care of itself while I'm ignoring it. 
Yeah, that would be good.

Even though we have more stuff than we have space, we still manage to collect things. Books, toys...just stuff. So recently I decluttered. 

It was just time. 

I tackled some long ignored drawers. 

bandaids and rubber bands, toothpaste and flossers. 
then there's the jewelry and junk drawer I created in my bedroom. 
I tackled my make-up and personal drawer in my bathroom. It was nice to know that I still had clippies and pony-tail holders.  Everything was such a jumble. 

Of course, decluttering can lead to discoveries. Good and bad. It was good that I found all the pony-tail holder -- but I discovered something else. 

  Those times I headed out to the store with the intention of finding something different were a complete fail. 

At least, I'm consistent
It reminded me of something else .... Remember those shoes I talked about? 

Apparently, those time I wanted something new in a shoe ... I was consistent there, too. 

The one on the far right is not the most comfortable but looks good with skirts.

Turning the shoes - they are still the same, left to right.

The one in the middle is the most comfy - but the heel squeaks.

 I wish I were as consistent in ALL areas of my life as I am in buying make-up and black medium-heeled shoes. (We don't need to talk about the denim. That's a given.)


jugglingpaynes said...

I have the same problem! Too much stuff and no place to put it. And I declutter, but since I only declutter my own stuff, I barely make a dent. :oP

BTW, I have read in various places that you should throw out old (older than a year) makeup, since it can harbor germs. Perhaps you bought new ones because subconsciously you knew you should toss the old stuff. :o)

Peace and Laughter,

Mother Mayhem said...

I've been wearing the same makeup colors for over 20 years. Not too much to clutter there. Snort.