Goodbye Clutter! Making Space to Support Creativity
Does your space support your creativity? Or does it drain your creative energy? As Summer is coming to a close and we’ll be inside more often, we are cleaning out and reevaluating. I would like our space to reflect the activities we are doing in it. Can we do what we want without being hampered by awkwardness, clutter or stinky smells?
(This is what our Permanent Picnic space evolved into over the Summer.)
Stinky smells? Eww, yeah… until yesterday, aside from some clutter, our indoor peacefulness, creativity and general sense of well-being was certainly being disrupted by a Problem of Stink and Grossness in the boy’s room. The carpet had turned the corner from old, but serviceable, to Nasty over the past couple weeks (our poor old dog just…smells bad.) So yesterday we ripped out the old carpet, and painted the concrete floor. Hooray! Goodbye stench! (That’s GOT to be a creativity booster.)
But now we are left with: everything from the boys room. Everything except the bunk bed is OUT of their room. Time to reconsider the space, make way for now, and let go of what was.
My craft room is the staging area. We’ve got a lot of sorting to do.
Clutter sucks our creative time from us, yet so often I have been unwilling to take the time to declutter or reorganize. Instead I’ll wind up working off kilter and half focused because my space is not supporting my work. I have left things the way they were because at one point it worked, ignoring how I’ve moved on, how we’ve grown.
Well, time to wake up and change our space into one that fits our current life. My whole house feels like it’s up in the air as we clean out and rearrange, but it feel good too, like energy moving through. When you shake things up a bit and get rid of flotsam, it makes way for fresh perspective and ideas. I am excited to look at my house with my family’s needs in mind and arrange it for our best use right now.
OK, I am about to go paint the closet and consider how our space can serve us. Are you doing any decluttering right now? Let me know so we can keep each other motivated!
PS- In the coming weeks I will be “decluttering” my blog as well. I look forward to showing you a pretty new theme soon.
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Oh yes, fall is a wonderful decluttering time! I did some decluttering already with the kids’ outgrown clothes and toys https://theresjustonemommy.com/?p=1145
Now to finish what I started back in the fall in the basement… Good luck with yours!