Good morning! How is everyone? I've been chipping away at setting up my new studio/office and it's quite the challenge. Even though I decluttered like mad, I have too much stuff. It's funny, our new home is slightly bigger in square footage BUT we've downsized considerably because of storage space. The closets are so small which isn't a bad thing.
My decluttering journey has not ended but begun. I am determined to thin out what I own regularly. I've saved tons of cards, programs and other memorable events for years for the kids growing up and for myself. I stuffed them in shoeboxes. My Big Plan is to go through them and toss what isn't necessary and maybe scrapbook or capture significant events or achievements. Ideally I want to be down to one box per person - the size of the box is to be determined.
I also have some of my mother's memorabilia that needs attention.
We are nearly done with unpacking. My jobs are done - I have a few boxes here and there but I'm pleased with my progress. My studio is nice, I had a problem with winding yarn but solved it by setting my chair on it's side. I felt quite clever with that solution. I also have a major light deficiency in that this studio is dark most of the time because it doesn't get direct light. I want to buy a floor lamp and possibly some twinkle lights to brighten the space.
If you noticed in the first photo I had the desk all set up with lots of pencils but then I saw Holly sitting there looking out the window and thought she would like a basket to lie in. I gave up precious real estate space and she immediately took a nap. Isn't she the cutest?
In other news, I did like my new RA doctor. She is running more tests to possibly re-diagnose me which is fine with me, I don't think a new diagnosis changes my treatment plan but who knows. I also obtained some meds to help with the flare (yay!). I already feel so much better!
Do you have a system to keep photos or other ephemera from life events?