Drawing the layouts for an upcoming design presentation!
Can you believe spring is only a week away?? In the spirit of spring-cleaning, ah joy, I wanted to do a post about clearing out the clutter, re-vamping what you already have, and letting things go. (Easier said than done sometimes, I know.)
It is always amazing to me how quickly “stuff” can accumulate. From kitchen supplies to large pieces of furniture, I recently moved and was shocked to see how many things I had two of! When it comes to smaller items and doubles, it can be easier to decide what to keep and what to toss. It gets trickier though when dealing with antiques or family inheritances that don’t work in your space, but you aren’t sure you are ready to part with.
The good news is there are lots of options! A nice place to start is by paring everything down to just your favorites, what you absolutely do not want to live without. If this leaves you with some pieces that still don’t quite work, think about refurbishing. It’s amazing what new knobs or a fresh coat of paint can do for an old chest of drawers. (Look at what a huge difference new upholstery made on the pieces below!)
Another great way to make room in closets or basement storage is to create a gallery wall with old paintings and frames you already have. (Like the one we did below!)
Lastly, if you decide you are ready to say farewell to something, a really great way to do so is by donating to A Wider Circle. They redistribute furniture and home goods to individuals and families transitioning out of homeless or battered women’s shelters and provide adult education classes and comprehensive job support to those in need. Definitely a positive way to “let it go” and help others!