It’s been a little quiet of late on the make do and spend front, January has found me penniless and wanting to curl up in a ball and hibernate. I’ve busied myself with the indoor activity of getting organised and in so doing have performed something of a minor miracle.
I cleaned out my room of mess.
I first wrote of the room of mess in February 2013 where I talked of my plans to attack the mess. It has remained in a constant state of mess ever since, in fact the chaos has accumulated since I moved into my little house nearly 5 years ago……that is until now.
So, here’s a little peek at how it has existed for the last 4 and a half years, painful and shameful viewing I’m sure you will agree
As you can see, this was no small undertaking. I attacked it over a few painful weeks with small flurries of cleansing, tidying, determination, disgust and self loathing followed by a massive sense of accomplishment as the job got closer to completion
…….And here is how it looks today! Hooray for organisation!
So, now we re-name this room E’s study and I can get on with the fun task of making the room pretty and of course, blog worthy
Let’s take a moment to remember William Morris’ wise words “Have nothing in your house that you don’t know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
I’m sure he did not have a magpie like myself in mind when he wrote this
This morning I indulged in the smile pleasure of sharpening all the pencil crayons I had unearthed during the cleanse. A completely rock and roll way to spend a sunday morning I tell you! Then I set about creating little homes for the pencils to live in by upcycling some old tin cans that were lurking in the kitchen (once a hoarder, always a hoarder) out came the masking tape (Of which, post cleanse I find I have six rolls) and paint tester pots (Best not to ask how many of these were discovered)
So now all my pens, pencils and paintbrushes have new homes and the world is a better place
Roll on payday and get me back too the pub!