Hi, my name is Kate. And I am a clutter-a-holic. Do you know how many bags of random things I have around the house? It's RIDONKULOUS.
I have come to the conclusion though, that clutter is created because of a lack of space and place to put things away. How can you put things away if there is no where to put them? Therein laid the problem in our old house. It was beautiful and new, but had a total and complete lack of storage. One hall closet on the entire first floor. No linen closets. No shelves even. And because of all the big and beautiful windows, there were no walls along which to put shelves and closets. We had two junk drawers in the kitchen AND a corner that constantly got filled with junk.
In this house, I have no excuses. We have so many closets and cabinets and shelves that I have no excuse to have clutter sitting out anywhere. I am proud to say that we have no junk drawer in this house. But, somehow we still managed to create a "junk corner" in the kitchen. It wasn't on purpose, I swear. It just happened. Some rogue mail, some unwanted bottles of bubbles, some discarded picture hanging supplies and next thing I knew...BAM!:
It's awful isn't it? It's a good thing my friend Margaux doesn't read this blog-she'd have a heart attack, what with her OCD.
Cue some dramatic music and in I went. I attacked that clutter pile like it was my job. I threw stuff away (don't tell Maya, but I may have thrown out all of her Tumbles art!), I put stuff in closets and pantries, I went out for lunch..oh wait, well, a girl's gotta eat, right? And then after just a little bit, it looked like this:
It almost looks sad, it's so empty. I am tempted to go buy some pens and paper just to put on there. But man, it feels good! And it even looks cute with the tray Margaux got for me when she ordered a monogrammed cutting board...
Until next time...