A Little Reorganizing
Friday August 09, 2013
I don’t often feel a need to change things in my home. I put a lot of thought and care into it when I first moved so I’m pretty content with things. But every so often I get this itch. Where something just doesn’t feel right and needs a change. A new shelf here, new kitchenware there.
Often there’s no real need for the change. Nothing is broken or outgrown. So I try to redecorate or find solutions using items from other areas of the house rather than rushing out to buy something new. Today was one of those days. I recycled things, moved books & magazines, and reorganized. Swapping out decor between the bedroom and home office. These refreshes are good enough to satisfy my craving for a change.
I can get really sidetracked in the middle of the whole process. Demotivated. And I just end up going through old photos or magazines for a while. One of the shelves I worked on today contained some old CUTiE issues and others.
Wow this one is so old the Nintendo GameCube was still relevant!
For the first time today I recycled some of my Japanese magazines. Mostly JJ and Non-no from years back. I have honestly kept every single one I ever bought going back all the way to 2003. It was my thing. But in recent years I’ve gone through a “material things are just things” evolution and I’m OK with saying good-bye to them. As needed. As in, next time I move they won’t be coming with me. For now though, I still have most of them on my bookcase which is all right with me.
That fine line between sentiment and value can get blurred easily. My mother is a pac rat. My father, a minimalist. I am both. I’ll hold on to things for sentimental reasons at first but then I get into purge moods and I let it all go and it feels wonderful! I don’t let myself regret purges. They’re too freeing to regret :)
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