Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen,
(There is an update at the bottom, so don't get too disgusted with the pictures that follow.)
As I was crusing facebook (when I should have been going to bed) I came across this 30-day De-Cluttering challenge from Sondra Lyn at home.
"One of the things he (James) addresses in this book is hoarding! Seriously, can you believe that? The Bible talks about hoarding?! Who knew??
1Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. - James 5:1-3
Guilty as charged! Well, to be a little easy on myself, I am perfectly willing to give stuff away, so perhaps it's not as bad as all that, right?? Or not. Giving it aways is one thing. Throwing it away - that's difficult. Donating it is okay. EXCEPT that I MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE IT SOME DAY!!
My 'craft room/office ' is undergoing a re-purposing, as I have collected a futon 'for guests'. In my defense, we have had people stay with us for a few weeks at a time in the last 3 years, and the sleeping arrangements were less than desireable. This will make it more comfortable in the event we have long term - or short term - guests. Most of the boxes of pure D junk are sitting in the living room or have been moved to the basement. I'm working on fixing a few pieces of furniture to make it easier to work in there. But it's not going well or fast. My husband has to walk around piles of boxes and unboxed junk to get to his favorite chair. I cannot think straight for all the chaos.
So, I have officially signed up for the challenge with Sondra Lyn. Join me. Go to her blog to sign up! Please remind me that I must get this cleaned up - this week would be good!! I don't expect to have everything done in a week, but I need to be able to have the boxes put away and the stacks of stuff off flat surfaces. (I just read the 30 day challenge day-by-day lisit. I'm rushing the program quite a bit!)
Who's up for taking this challenge with me? Who will post comments every so often to see how I'm doing?
UPDATE: (The very next [whole] day!)
The dining room table was too small, and on Monday we used this table frame for dinner in the craft room - the only room in the house that was large enough and clean enough to sit P, a guest, and me. I liked it, so yesterday (the day after I took the pictures) one of the 2'x6' pieces of plywood originally intended to replace the door of the shed became the top of my new dining room table. It's 50" long, since the frame is 48" long and I wanted a little overhang. The frame is a little low, so I went downstairs to my stash of pieces and parts to find 2 boards that I could attatch to the bottom of the plywood. Score.
The picture - a piece of luaun that I had considered using on top of the plywood for a smoother surface, but it's a bit warped from sitting around too long. In order to have something to hang the board with, I went outside to my stash of wood, and picked out slats from a defunct futon frame to staple to the back of the very thin plywood. A short piece of picture-hanging wire is stapled to the top pice of wood. The table cloth (picked up in Alaska on my trip this summer) is duct-taped to the back. This 'picture' is a quick fix; I wanted to get something on the wall to take this picture. I still need to figure out a good system to attach cloth to the frame and be able to change it out with the seasons.