It's nice to be back blogging. Thank you for all of your kind words on my
husband and his recent deployement. He is very happy to be back home again.
We still have no definite moving date as of yet. Today is his first day back at
work so it's possible we should have orders to Maryland by next month. I hope...
We have our current home to sell and another one to buy so we need to get a move on.
In the meantime I have done some major de-cluttering. I plan to have a much
simpler, lighter and brighter style next time around. I have many ideas and am
ready to decorate a new home again. It will be fun and exciting to start fresh.
Join me and I will show you my donating process.
First I gathered everything I no longer wanted into one room.
I used the breakfast nook in the kitchen as my landing zone. It's funny
how we don't even realize we buy the same colors over and over again.
Everything here looks red, green gold or orange. I think it's time for an update.
All of the candlesticks had to go. I really never used them as much as I thought.
I'm thinking some type of special occasion candles for the next home.
A few more items from the formal dining room were added as well.
I'm not sure why I was hanging on to all of this stuff. I'm definitely not a clutter bug.
To view my post on home interior clutter and cleaning click here.
Next boxes were gathered and filled. We ended up with about ten in total.
Many items were large and did not even fit in boxes. My entire SUV
was full from front to back and everything was brought to Goodwill.
This does not include everything. I still have much more to go but since
we will be putting the house on the market I don't want it empty. Even after
all of the clearing and cleaning it all still looks quite full from room to room.
We donated a couple of hundred DVD's and kept only our top favorites.
Do you clear out and donate regularly as well?
My sister and her family moved into their gorgeous new home last month
and as soon as I get some done photos I'll post them for you to see. I think you will
enjoy seeing her modern yet rustic decorating style. She has inspired me for sure.
Their home has many unique features and a minimalist design that is stunning.
Stay tuned for my latest blog design coming this weekend.
Once again I was ready for a new look. I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful week!