|Much of this is on its way out the door...yes, it IS a mess. Eeek.|
So. Here is where I am now...Discardia on the way to Breathing Room.
Getting rid of things via eBay is time consuming and kind of complex, but that's where some of this stuff is going, anyway--I just need time to list the antique teapot, enamel coffeepot, 18th C. style mules or leather slippers, virtually unused. Books will be offered to a friend before being listed or given away.
|(The bins on the floor are full of artwork, both original and prints I offer in my Etsy shop, Cathy Johnson Art & More, so they stay, but I'd love it if I could find a place that wasn't right out in the middle of everything!)|
I'm delighted that a dear friend is more into elegant reenacting than we are, now, and he and his camping buddy are taking a fair bit of stuff away. A big copper cistern for water, a tin biscuit baker, a BIG folding table...gone and welcome! It's good to know a friend will be using and enjoying them instead of tripping over them, here.
The pile in the other photo includes a bag of art supplies to give to my sketchcrawl buddies...didn't have enough of them show up this time and we forgot the bag in the car...and the current giveaway box, which will go out probably today. And a heater, and antique books with illustrations I need to scan in my copious spare time, and extra shipping boxes, and...
Yep, it's a mess all right!
My beloved husband is in the basement creating his workroom and simultaneously getting rid of a bunch MORE stuff (why, exactly, did we put two old computers and a monitor down there?), and moving the workbench out of the back room (along with the big folding table) will give us a lot more open space THERE, so we can organize, clean out, and GET TO THE BOOKCASE.
(He was just wishing he'd thought to shoot a "before" photo, so he inspired me to DO so!)
All this stuff served its purpose, in its time, and I'm grateful, as Breathing Room suggests. It can go to a new home, or recycle, or the dump, with my blessings. And I won't have quite so much stuff in the way, and will indeed have more room to breathe, both literally and spiritually.