Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Hall of Shame!

My decluttering has slowed somewhat, blogger friends. So I'm trying a new tactic.

I am posting a picture of the worst area in the house - the hall come study, kind of area. It's pretty disgusting, I have to say. Granted, this is the dumping ground for anything I have no home for - which is a lot as we have little to no storage space due to renovations (see wall frame in background). But it's no excuse. Obviously, I have far too much "stuff" to fit into the space I do have, so I need to get rid of it. There may be some *free to good home* ads here in the next couple of days!

Now I've shown you, I have to clean it up, right? Right. And you will all nag me until I post a picture of said area looking beautiful, clean and clutter-free! Promise me!



Blogger jellyhead said...

I'm getting ready to nag already. It's a special skill of mine.

Don't be too hard on yourself, though - doesn't everyone have one of these perpetually messy areas? It's hard to keep everything neat.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Our bedroom, because it was so large, became the dumping place for the excess of everything. Now that we have no children at home, we have a whole house to use as a dumping ground ... ha, ha.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

So, is it clean yet?

Seriously though, that is a good idea and you should definitely try the three pile method. Keep - Donate - Trash

It works really well if you're objective about why you are keeping stuff.

11:13 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

Ah, but you have a path! That's the challenge partially solved, yes!??!

2:43 AM  
Blogger Mindy said...

oh Flossy....just do a little at a time,and before you know it..it will be done!!! But if you me to nag...are you reallyyy sure you want me too???? Hugs to you!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Flossy... step away from the computer and declutter! LoL just kidding. When you finish your hall I have a guest room I call the pit that you can work on.

3:38 AM  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

I'm sure you'll have that place looking spick and span in no time! It doesn't look that bad - I've seen much worse, I was once a cleaner!

You have fruit bats? How fantastic! We have bats in summer, if we stay out until dusk you can see them buzzing about narrowly missing ones head. They are truly spectacular creatures indeed :-)

Good luck with the spring clean! (You haven't seen our guest bedroom!)

6:34 AM  
Blogger Calidore said...

Flossy if that is the worst there is, then you have nothing to worry about. Besides things always seem worse when you are renovating. Been there done that...lol. Just do a bit at a time. Set yourself a time limit - I will spend 30 minutes doing this section then I will take a break. At least then it doesn't seem like an overwhelming job.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Flossy said...

Well, I'm getting there - I have cleared all the boxes on the left side, except for the box of books and the one full of filing (it's on the list!). I need a book case!
And the coffee table at the back on the right is almost done too. Just have to get to the computer desk - it accumulates sooo much clutter!

Back to it I go :)

2:18 PM  
Blogger dolly said...

you have to flylady it - put the timer on, do 15 mins, then another later on that day then another the next few days like this - I bet it is done in a teeny amount of time and you think gawd how? did it get like this oh and it is not that bad..at all dollx

3:07 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

Prehaps you should start a 'worst corners of our Home'.Then we could get group therapy and encouragement -lol!My kitchen in under a major refurb.Back to bricks in fact!So hard to live with.I get by with putting up pictures of my dream and it really keeps me going.(well sometimes!)

8:02 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I think I am going to go have a nice cold shower and cry my heart out! Ms*Flossy... you surely have to be kidding? That room is not messy.. my room, on the other hand, is a complete pig sty! you have put me to complete shame... and I will definitely do a Miss Dolly and put a 15 minute timer into action - starting tomorrow, right after I read my book ;)
ps... love the wooden floors and I too am praying for winter.. mmmm hot chocolate and woollen socks :)

9:44 PM  

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