I'm not sure that I should be posting under this Tackle It Tuesday meme. I think I'm supposed to actually accomplish something before I post. All that I have accomplished is identifying the targets...and taking the before pictures. I figured if I made this public declaration of my intention, maybe I'd actually follow through and get at least one of these messes cleaned up.
As you enter my front door the picture below is what you see. What a lovely greeting! Every cubby is filled with clutter.
The counters in my kitchen are full...because there's no room in the cupboards for the overflow!
The counters in the laundry room aren't any better than the kitchen.
When my mother died, I inherited all her jewlery. There are pieces that I remember her wearing and pieces that we bought when we shopped together. There are also pieces that hold no meaning for me or have no value or are broken. There are single earrings and rings missing stones. When I brought the jewlery home after cleaning out her house, I piled it in the back bedroom. I haven't sorted through it because making decisions about what to keep and how to dispose of the unwanted items seems to be too big a task. Several times I started sorting and then gave up. It has been two years since she died, and it's time to get this taken care of. The pictures below don't really show the scope of the task!
Now that I have thrown open the curtains to expose the clutter that is my home, I'm making a commitment to start organizing. I know I will never be Martha Stewart, but I do believe that one cannot have tranquility in life when living in chaos. I'm choosing to shoot for tranquility.