Week 2: Clear Clutter & Identify Intentions // Day 8: Before Photos
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
(Note to my mom and dad: You might want to skip this post. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…)
Clearing whatever you DON’T like from a space that isn’t working for you is a great way to get started.
Today, I am just sharing a few photos of the difference this made in our entry. While I call these “BEFORE” photos, they’re more like “DURING” photos, since by this time at least the broken fridge that had been sitting there for MONTHS had been removed. Oh my. It’s funny how you just get used to something being a certain way (and by “you”, I mean “me”, I know not everyone is like this).
Anyway, it was at this point that I decided we needed a more drastic change. I was tired of this being the first thing I saw when I walked into the house and tired of first telling people “Don’t mind the mess” while quickly steering them past the mess and inside the house:
In the spirit of full disclosure, I thought I’d also show you the coats for all 4 seasons hanging up:
And as an extra treat, once you made it inside past all of that, there was these piles of stuff waiting for you, which also sat there for weeks on end.
And this is after the initial clearing of the clutter:
Yes, there’s obviously still lots to do, but at least, it looks like there’s room to BREATHE, right?! So, now I have a new motto: When in doubt, clear it out.
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