Friday, 25 November 2016

Give Me My Stuff!

At the start of the month we cleared away most of our trinkets and decorative stuff and lived for a while with a bit of breathing space. On Sunday evening Dan revealed he couldn't cope with it anymore and he wanted things back in their place. 

So that's what happened. The pile of books is back.


The bird picture and friends are back, I think Dan missed the picture most of all.


The quilting stuff on the arm of the sofa never went away. Much better. 

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  1. There is a line between clutter and things that give us joy, minimalism and starkness. While I'm not even close to the line, I understand the sentiment.

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    1. I think people would think my house is stark but I think it's cosy. It was fun to remove everything, it made things easier to deep clean the room but without these trinkets it wasn't as personal.

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  2. Amazing what a difference a few trinkets make.

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    1. It is, this is the only flat surface we have in the living room so it's the only place things can be displayed. Plus it's a good way to stop clutter from building up!

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  3. I like to get things down to a minimum, but there's a level where your home still needs to feel like home and a few decorative items can help in this regard. You're brave to try putting everything away and seeing how it feels.

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    1. It was an interesting experiment, but I'm glad to have everything back. I think a lot of people would still think the house is a bit bare, but I think that's in part due to all the white about the place. I think it's cosy though.

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  4. I can relate to this. I go down to bare surfaces once in a while, but a manageable amount of clutter (or decor) looks more homey :)

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    1. When I first sorted out all my clutter years ago, everything had a place and everything was put away all the time, but now I'm a bit more relaxed and we're never more than a couple of minutes away from being tidy. It's nice to be able to grab a book or a magazine from a nearby table than have to always dig something out.

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  5. I have a cloth basket I use for my completed knitting pieces, and my knitting basket right by my chair. I also have the cross stitching threads and pattern sitting on the table on the other side of the chair. The rest of the room is fairly neat and clutter free...my area on the other hand is just the way I like it.

    God bless.

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    1. I have a big laundry bag to hold most of the craft things I'm using for a particular project, but if, like now, I'm just making some blocks I just leave them on the arm of the sofa, no-one else sits there so they're not in the way, plus it means I can just pick it up for as long or as little time as I have.

      Dan calls it my nest!

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  6. In the main I like everything neat and tidy, but the one exception is the coffee table. right now it holds A pair of knitted socks, my project bag with 1 1/2 socks in it, a pattern folder, pattern book, box of stitch markers and progress keepers, wool for the next project, a roll of crochet hooks, a little tin of tape measures and a box of tissues. There is more but the rest is hidden.

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    1. I don't really mind things being out as long as I'm using them, if the bits are out for my current project then it makes it easier for me to just do a little bit. Otherwise I'd only work on things when I had loads of time (which means nothing would get finished!).

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