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Rearranging and downsizing

Okay I admit that I am a bit of a pack rat, especially when it comes to crafting stuff. I have a big old house and let me tell you it is pretty darn full! Since my son and two grandkids moved in, it has gotten a little fuller with their stuff.

We have devised a plan that should accommodate all of us and get rid of some of the excess stuff. I have been sorting, tossing and giving for a while now. When you start dragging out all the craft stuff you have collected for those “maybe” projects, it gets a little overwhelming.

Today’s projects is moving things around so that each of us has a bit of our own space…believe me, I have enough rooms for that, it’s just a matter of reorganizing them. Today, the craft room and the computer room are going to become one space. I have already proven to myself that the more space I have the more stuff I will find to fill it, so less space is going to work really well for me!

I am excited about the changes and am looking forward to less clutter and a cleaner, tidier space with less work. I will surely have more time to write or sew or crochet then, right? At least that’s the plan and I am going to work hard to stick to it.

How about you all? Do you have spaces that really need de-cluttered and downsized? Have you already done it? How did that work out for you?

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paigea wrote on October 27, 2014, 2:25 PM

I am constantly doing it. We moved about 3 years ago, so got rid of stuff then. I have never organised this house though. When I take little steps towards organizing, I usually find more stuff to get rid of.

AliCanary wrote on October 27, 2014, 3:39 PM

I need to declutter, as well, and like you, I have a lot of craft supplies and art supplies. I have vowed not to buy anything new until I have decimated my current lot.

AngelSharum wrote on October 27, 2014, 8:28 PM

Good luck with the reorganizing. I bet you are enjoying the company at the house.

bestwriter wrote on October 27, 2014, 8:45 PM

Rearranging breaks the monotony and you are headlong with that.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:13 AM

I'm working on a huge decluttering project now--or at least I'm supposed to be. It's going pretty slowly.

idyll wrote on October 28, 2014, 3:05 AM

i always do it whenever i feel that the spaces get messy. the reorganizing makes me more relaxed and feel satisfied from knowing that things are in order.

Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:06 AM

Such major changes always allow me to newly appreciate my surroundings. I crave organization, but getting there and staying there is so much easier said than done. You sound determined, which is half the battle, right?

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:30 AM

You'd be amazed at the craft stuff I have unearthed, LOL. Problem is, my grand daughter loves to do crafts so she is grabbing a lot of it. It will just go to another room, but at least she will enjoy it!

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:31 AM

I am really enjoying having my grand kids here. I never got to see them as much as I would have liked before so this is great to see them daily.

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:32 AM

I hear the going slowly! I wear out easily and my old bones tells me to take a break, but we are making head way.

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:34 AM

Yep, once I start something, I see it through. It was the getting stated that had me slowed way down, LOL. I just gave a friend some craft stuff last night, so there is some gone!

Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:36 AM

It's like a lot of things, isn't it? Getting started is the most difficult part of all. I imagine your friend welcome your craft goodies.

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:44 AM

Yes getting started is the hard part because here I sit when I should be up and busy. I have a lot done but there is much more I want to do. yes my friend was happy...her husband not so much, LOL.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 28, 2014, 2:34 PM

My knees are always ready to quit long before I am. But if I'm going to be able to sell as much as possible in yard sales this fall, I've got to get on the stick before the weather turns bad. It's perfect right now.

momathome wrote on October 28, 2014, 8:48 PM

It's a project I've been working on over the summer and am still working on. I can't wait until its all finished! We have already done it with one room and turned that room into a pantry which has been really nice and helped a lot since I have only 2 kitchen cabinets, we have been working the last month on the back porch -- its taking so long because there are so many boxes to sort through and most of it is stuff that is not worth selling or even giving away so we are throwing that stuff away but we only have so much room in our trash cans each week, so we can only do a little at a time.

bestwriter wrote on October 29, 2014, 6:37 AM

The most difficult part is to take a decision on what is required and what is not.

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 29, 2014, 10:12 AM

I am saving up my yard sale for spring. The weather has already gotten to unpredictable here. Another thing I procrastinated about, LOL

momathome wrote on October 29, 2014, 11:23 PM

bestwriter That can be so true, it's been really hard for me to let go the last couple of years because with my husband out of work, I was afraid that if something happened and we needed an item, regardless of how bad of condition something was in, it would be better than having to do without since we couldn't afford to replace anything.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 30, 2014, 11:39 PM

I'm hoping I have one more shot at fall. This Saturday is supposed to be cold and windy.