Yesterday was our second "snow day" in four days. Consider that it didn't snow, and barely iced at our home, but still, local schools were closed for those who had to travel on highways and on roads in more rural areas.
As we homeschool, I did not let the kids have a complete day off, but they did have some time to play outside in the very cold temps and wintry elements. This freed me up to tackle a few small de-clutter/de-own assignments.
First on the list was my hall closet. It is a small closet that holds our coats which are very rarely worn, my vacuum, and a few odds and ends. The tragedy of this closet is that I can't find any room to hang anything in it. When guests come over, their coats land on chairs or the couches. When we get home, our jackets sit on the backs of our kitchen chairs. Little thing, but really irritates me. Seeing things that should have a home but don't because there is too much stuff in the "home" are the points that would lead me to think..."If only I had a bigger home, a better home, a "nicer home. Enter Project 20:14. Learn to love what I have and recognize Jesus in my midst.
Time to either make room for the jackets or get rid of the jackets. Or both. Using A Slob Comes Clean Decluttering techniques
|Hall Closet Before|
|Perfectly wonderful hall closet!|
|If you come to visit, I will be able to offer to hang your coat. Please let me!|
|These pulls and knobs have been in the closet for 2 years. We forgot all about them. Now I am installing them on my cabinets and they will offer a touch of beauty to some cupboards that I have been not appreciating lately.|
|Decluttered our art bench|
|The Hope-less Chest was not spared. Rosie was a bit nervous that she might be next.|