Thursday, September 21, 2006

Now, Why Did I Start This Again?

On Tuesday I did the Kitchen.

I mean, DID.

Turned out all the drawers, shelves and counters.

Rearranged, threw away, sorted, downsized.

I'm very happy with the result.

Then I set my sights on the basement...

The "sewing corner" to be exact.

I started yesterday afternoon.

If I find the basement again before the end of today, I will be mightily surprised.

I've gotten past the "turn out all the drawers" stage, and I must admit, it's a bit overwhelming.

(this is why I'm taking a break from it... to catch my breath and regain my remind myself of the reason for the mess... to dangle the carrot of hope before myself- a brighter, more accessible,  more streamlined space)

But, just as the dishes, no matter how nicely they're tucked into a sink full of hot, sudsy water, haven't yet learned to wash themselves, so, I can see, the cupboards, no matter how nicely turned out they are, haven't yet begun to sort themselves out...

So I should quit stalling and get back at it.

1 comment:

  1. You go GIRL!!!

    I'm impressed that you'd take on such a huge job and I'm even more impressed that you could stop for a bit for perspective...

    I just get fed up and start piling into empty boxes, out of sight, out of mind.

    Did you happen to see the show on H&G called "Neat" ??

    They have so many ideas for organizing bits of stuff that's easy to lose.

    Check out the TLC website (clean sweep) and link up from there, I think.

    I hope to see you emerge before the groundhog does!

    :) :) :) :)