I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! My weekend started out well, we went to collect a sofa from the lovely Kate at work, which prompted several shiftings around our living room to see what worked best. We’ve been living with a futon as a settee for the last 2.5 years (see photo in last post) and it has been gradually depressing me. This seems to use less space in the living room and it actually feels like a grown-ups room now, as opposed to something more studenty.
Shifting turned to decluttering and soon I was sorting through all my knitting books and giving them their own shelves. Although it seems the odd few other tall books may have snuck in there too!
Just as everything was starting to look nice, we hit a few problems. A persistent leak dripping from the bath into the kitchen, which has been going for years un-noticed, is now quite apparent. And wet. Then an avalanche of paper-work, books, musical instruments, a stereo and a printer in Chris’s studio, as the shelves containing them decided enough was enough. Oops. This led to taking a car-boot full of stuff to the charity shop and a couple of long days tidying and reorganising EVERYTHING.
Isn’t it funny though how sometimes it takes something that seems like a nightmare at the time to make you sort yourself out? It was so refreshing to throw things out, relabel stuff we wanted to keep in boxes, and make everything so much more minimal.
Freeing up plenty of space to do some crafting 🙂