A peek at my cluttered corner


I was on my way upstairs with a stack of bath towels to put away, when the phone rang. I sat down to talk and took the opportunity to put up my feet for a moment. Rick captured the moment with his new camera on an unusual setting that is mainly black and white, with touches of green here and there. I like the photo, but I notice how very CLUTTERED my work corner has become.

We have lived in this house (that Rick built) for 19 years, and have raised our nine children here. Five of the children have grown up and moved to their own places but the home is still pretty cluttered. We really do sort things out every so often, and the time to do some serious sorting has arrived once again. I am going to look around the house with an honest eye and ask myself, “Why is THAT THERE?” “Have I been using THAT, or shall I give it away/throw it away?”

My problem is that I tend to stack things, and I hate to throw things away, thinking we might need them/be interested in them/do some future craft with them, etc. I am getting bugged by myself, so, tomorrow, with my girls’ help, serious sorting is going to happen. 🙂

4 Responses to “A peek at my cluttered corner”

  1. Laura says:

    Ah yes, mom with her feet up on the trash 😛
    I find houses look more cluttered in pictures. I also think you’re better at throwing things away than most people are. It’s helpful to have the ARC people call often and ask if we have anything for them.
    (hoping to come home soon!)

  2. Joyce says:

    That trash is at the comfortable height for elevating my feet, and it does double-duty that way. 😛

    I hope the ARC people call soon. That will save a trip to Value Village with the donations. Things are great while you need and use them, but after that they are just a burden.

    I hope you get to come home soon, too. >:)<

  3. Sarah says:

    Your house looks so wonderful and home-like! I love coming home on the weekends and the clutter is comfortable. You guys did an excellent job cleaning the place up for the New Years Party!

  4. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Sarah. Yes, I find our home home-y, even when it’s cluttered, but it is so refreshing to neaten up, dust, and get rid of the things we no longer us.
    Now, I can get down to business cooking on Monday!