I did a little more clearing of my life this week. My bedroom is in the back of the house and it seems things collect there. I am not sure how this happens, but the house is shaped like an “L” and the master bedroom suite is at the end of the “L.” You can’t go any further. So, as you walk to the back with your arms loaded from the living areas, things get dropped in that room. The room is also a dust collector and I constantly battle the dust bunnies. I think I may be losing that battle.
I don’t spend a lot of time in that room, I just sleep and shower there but maybe that is because there is nowhere to sit but on the bed. Well, this week I fixed that. In a corner where things get piled, I now have a new chair. It is small and gray and goes with most everything. It sits next to one of the many bookcases near a window. My husband said, “You need a chair in here why?” But later I found him sitting in it as he went through the pile of junk that was on its way out.
Then I tackled the other side of the room. In another small corner sat a pile of books that would not fit in any of the three (yes, I said 3 in one bedroom) bookcases. So, what does a bookie do when the books will no longer fit on the shelves? Clean them out? No, I bought another small bookcase. I measured, and I had just enough room for a skinny, but tall, bookcase that is the same color as the others. It was just the ticket. And I reserved the top shelf for my own books instead of tossing them around the room never to be found again. Anytime I need to see a copy of my own book (except for the ones for sale in the spare bedroom) I must rummage round the room looking for where I last left one. Now they are all together in a place of honor with an amethyst bookend my sister once gave me holding them up. Amethyst is my birthstone, so it is even more precious. And with the addition of the chair, I know have a reading room.
My bedroom is cleaner because all the moving around made me clean as I reorganized – and I can find my books. I cleared my life of unwanted clutter and made a place for the things I treasure. It was a win win situation.
What did you do this week to unclutter your life?