You know how it is with moving and getting settled. It’s tiring and stressful. Add physical ailments, and it can be downright overwhelming, too.
Kristin moved into her new apartment, and part of her outer porch became a dumping ground. We set to turn that around. We consolidated craft and sewing supplies, set aside frames with broken glass to be carefully thrown out, and other items, like cardboard boxes, to be recycled. Into another box – items that her friends might want.
Now, Kristin can sit in her outer porch with some measure of comfort. Sure, there’s more work to do there, but it’s not overwhelming. Porch progress! She was happy.
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I arrived at Ann’s house on a sunny, though cool, morning. She showed me several project areas in the house, and wondered what we should do first. We had three hours to make a dent.
I suggested that we work on the back porch. The family enters the house through it, so was always reminded that it needed work. Also, once its contents were contained and the family could use the porch again, that more positive energy could provide the forward “mo” (momentum) to de-clutter elsewhere.
Ann’s father had died recently, so boxes of books, photos, old papers, furniture and tools from his home were stored on the porch. Our first step was sorting boxes and items by destination. We separated boxes for giving to other family members, for a bookstore, for recycling. Some of these boxes went right into Ann’s barn for storage. We put a few things down cellar, but boxes of photos, papers, old movies and CDs went to the living room for more immediate sorting and purging.
Ann’s daughter arrived home when we were about half-done. She walked through the door and, surprised, just quietly said, “Wow.” We got enough done that morning to make it possible for the family to discuss where to soon place a table and chairs, so they can relax and enjoy meals there again.
About De-clutter Me!
De-clutter Me! offers non-judgmental, competitively-priced and confidential assistance to help clear clutter in your home and/or business. We’ve been “bringing calm to chaos” since 2013.