Monday, February 27, 2012
Cleaning Out Your Closet
Things around the house are literally chaos.
Our garden is dug up, we have a ton of dust covered men marching back and forth who are repainting the walls, fixing the ceiling, moving furniture... there's an awful 'For Sale' sign in front of our driveway too - I have refrained from ripping it from the ground and throwing it away... for now....
It all just happened so fast.
One day everything was fine. Our house was our beautiful mess; and within seconds our lives turned upside down.
I almost feel like I'm in a nightmare, I feel like I'll wake up soon enough back in my clustered space and let out a huge sigh of relief.
But its not going to happen.
Upon seeing our house have its own version of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, I decided to get cracking on my own room too.
As you've seen in a previous post, I cleaned it at last, thank God. The drawers though, were still pretty manic.
I grabbed clumps of clothing and stuffed them into black bags and carted them off to my car.
It was great because I managed to find some amazing numbers which I'd either forgotten or lost in the depths of my cave, such as my beloved snood.
Quite a while back, my blog was pretty dedicated to my fashion advice and opinions but I felt this was unproductive and not meaningful. I wanted to write about deeper things. One of my fashion posts though, was all based around the one and only fashion must-have all year round: The Snood.
I love love love my snood and my best friend Rachel happened to buy me a truly beautiful one from Woolworths for my birthday (along with some rather kinky launderette which was thrown around the pub that night.. thanks guys..), I was so gutted because I'd lost two of my best snoods but now they are safely at the front of my cupboard, ready to be worn :)
I decided to visit Rachel while on my way to town to offload my bags of clothing as she'd just moved into her very own little flat with her man.
Their flat is beautiful! Its just big enough for two people, with an enormous shower, a convenient amount of cupboard space, a spacious kitchen and lovely
outdoor braai area where their two very 'unique' cats hang out.
One cup of coffee turned into a few cups of coffee, a bowl of noodles, a tube of delicious pringles, a walk through a mini lush green forest, bush whacking, an abduction to Kwik Spar to buy a cheap bottle of red and by accident I locked her in the vehicle with no air on a rather humid day and she swears she nearly suffocated...
We arrived back at the flat and before we knew it we were shaking the last drops of wine from the bottle and time had run away.
So my car was stuffed with black bin liners for a few days until I could find the time to get rid of them - which happened to be today.
So I'm finally rid of what was making my cupboard handle collapse constantly, but I'm sure it will be just as full again shortly :)
Out with the old and in with the new as they say!
But if you've got a moment to spare, try free up some space. Be merciless and relentless. Just let go. It feels amazing.
Happy Monday all!