Next week is my children's spring break and we are having my mom come visit, and I'm hoping it doesn't derail the clutter busting. In fact, I was thinking that next week's project could be that the children start clearing out some of their stuff. They want to sell their old clothes, toys and books at the mom to mom sale their school hosts. I'm hoping to appeal to their sense of greed and clear out a few bigger ticket item toys. But next week I'd like to get them to sort through their spring clothes (not that they'll be wearing them any time soon) and their winter clothes and possibly their books. How to make it fun and manageable is escaping me.
I will be working on my dresser drawers this week. Although it was hard not to start today when I went searching for my lint brush (which turned out to be in the one relatively clear drawer).
After that comes the hardest task yet. The sewing room. Someone on flickr recently favorited a picture I took in 2008 of the space, and I decided to take a picture of how it looks 6 years later. The result:
2008 on the left, today on the right. So ahem, I have some work to do. Although that might be a "get rid of one thing and finish one thing" kind of project. I notice the girl scout vests in the pile in the picture on the right. I could finish the patches on that and tuck those away. The creative things are always hard for me--I always see such potential in fabric and patterns and yarn. Plus, a lot of the clutter are partially completed projects. But I am promising myself that I will not feel like I need to hang onto 1) patterns we've outgrown (cut or not) 2) fabric I find ugly, and 3) scraps. We'll see how long it lasts.