Today’s #JanuaryJoy prompt was to Have a Clear Out. I’m going to put my hands up now, as much as it pains me, and say I’m a bit of a hoarder. Ok, a lot of one. I think that’s down to my sentimental side. I wish there was a way of keeping actual things, without taking up space. Anyway, I digress…
The start of our whole house tidy-up has begun with my shoe cupboard (as you can see above). For the last six months I’ve lived in Sandals or Flats, being off on Maternity Leave during the Summer. It meant that my work shoes, needed now that I’m back, were completely buried.
This clear out, of one cupboard, took the best part of a Sunday, but I’m so glad I’ve done it. Two pairs of shoes didn’t make it, but that still means I’ve got, ahem, about 200 pairs (I didn’t count I’m afraid). Those hanging in the door are my shoes for the week, which helps me with outfit planning, and I now have boxes for heels, flats, boots, summer sandals and “going out” heels. My nicer shoes are kept in their boxes, with pictures, on the shelves behind. Just like Michelle over at PocketfulofDreams, I found the whole process quite cathartic.
Now I can’t wait to start on the rest of the house with the same gusto. Richard has already made inroads into the kitchen cupboards, and we can actually find the Olive Oil and Soy Sauce now!
I love a bit of a clear out. Life admin can be boring, but it’s worth it in the end. After all, a tidy house is a tidy mind.
Erin, Love from Cornfield… X