I looked around this morning, trying to figure out what to do, cull or clean? I realized that many of the larger pieces of clutter are in a holding pattern: a bench, a typing table, the paper shredder, TV trays, etc.
These were displaced by some piece of work (cleaning, culling, redecorating, construction) and now have nowhere to go — and so they became bigger pieces of clutter.
It’s all well and good to cull some area, but if you have nowhere to put the culled pieces, it just moves the clutter, instead of eliminating it.
My plan is to get into the attic and see if I have room to store any of these. I also need to move the trunk which has needed to go into the attic for some time.
Yesterday I bought 4 things: a sweatshirt, a basket, a sifter, and a glass container. The sweatshirt is for DH, if he’ll use it, otherwise it’s for resale, it’s a name brand and in really good shape, but an XXL! The sifter and basket were bought for resale, the glass container I think I have a use for, if not, it will be put up for sale. I also stopped at the book bin and 5 of the books which were culled from the booth last week got donated.
This morning I pulled out the smallest of the nesting wrought iron tables in the hall. With a rug underneath it and a similar one in the hall, it makes a fine shoe rest. I really need a boot tray, but I’m unsure if they make them the right size. With placing another of these small Ikea rugs in the entry, they’re all being used. (I’d gotten them for the stairs and needed 1-2 more . . . .)
The small wrought iron table (from the hall) joins the bench, etc. which need to be put into the attic. Obviously, that should be my next job.
I made soup for lunch and started a batch of stock, but the water burned out of the stock pan unnoticed, and at the moment the house reeks of burnt food, sigh. It isn’t frugal to throw food away, but that’s exactly what will happen to this black, charred mess. Expensive trash!
Wrought iron table, Danish bench, 2 TV tables, some of the extra fridge bins all into the attic!