Saturday, May 1, 2010

More Before and After

All this stuff on the dining room table and floor was taken out of the built in cupboard to the left. I'm giving it all away. There is depression glass, Princess House crystal, Southern Living at Home stuff, antique linens, etc.
I thought about listing it on E-bay but almost get physically ill thinking about all that that entails. I'd rather gift it to some of the young married girls in my church who are still collecting beautiful things for their homes. That way, we'll all be happy.

The other photo is of my cupboard AFTER the big declutter. It looks so much better! I don't know why I couldn't part with all this stuff earlier. This is the second big declutter of the cupboard. I've found that I have to get rid of things in stages. I have emotional attachments to all my belongings that makes it hard to get rid of things easily. But I'm learning to, and it feels so good!

7 comments:

Mary said...

The cupboard looks great! I have been reducing the amount of stuff too. I am such a visual person, and like warm cozy surroundings - that usually involves stuff....it's hard to get rid of things we have attachments to in all areas of our lives!!

Chile said...

The cupboard does look nice, not too crowded. I'm settling into a new home, with less cabinets and storage space than I had previously, so I'm looking at the need to declutter some more, too. It's going to have to be in stages, though, because I've already let go of so much!

Pom Pom said...

I have ladder back chairs in my dining room, too. You are wise to get rid of extra stuff in stages. What makes sense now may not have made sense a year ago - I find truth there regarding many different decisions.

wayside wanderer said...

I swing back and forth between emotional attachments and the desire to be sparse and orderly. You are an encouragement and I like that you are sharing this with us. I am working on doing some major decluttering of books and homeschool resources.

GretchenJoanna said...

I have two hutches that won't be re-installed in the kitchen area until at least a month from now, and I'm already certain that I won't want to re-install all the things that were in them! Your idea about young married women is a good one. And I keep remembering that if a stranger finds a beautiful thing at the thrift store, that will not be less of a blessing for anyone just because I don't see it happen or get the credit.

Katy said...

Bravo! I really need to go through my kitchen cabinets, and Lydia's room needs a good purging too.

Misti Aldrich said...

Wow, That's so inspiring. I would love to be there to partake in your castoffs. :)

I hope you are all doing well. Forever with love,

Misti