Thursday, April 26, 2012
Day 26 - Spring 20 Day Clutter Buster Challenge
We are so close to our goal! Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?
This is what I decluttered today.
I decided to clean out a cupboard in my office. This is where I usually store all my candles but you would not believe how much stuff I got off of three little shelves!
Here are the empty shelves. I forgot to take a before photo.
Not everything in the pile left the house. I moved the votive candles near the front door because we only use them when we sit out at night on our front porch. A few emergency candles went downstairs to be stored with our oil lamps that will also be used in an emergency. I moved the Christmas CD's to another area and I still have to go through the magazines. I plan on using these shelves for a charging station and some of my professional organizing materials. I hope to show you the finished product tomorrow.
I actually had a lot of tea lights and votive lights and instead of getting rid of them, I am going to make a commitment to actually use and enjoy them. I love sitting out on our front porch in the evening, wrapped in a blanket if need be, with the candles burning all around. It's nice sitting up there and quite often one of the neighbors will drop by for a visit. It's too bad that front porches have gone out of fashion.
Do you have any extra candles around? Why not light a couple tonight at dinner? Even if you're only having grilled cheese or hot dogs, why not let you and your family enjoy a little ambience at dinner. Just don't forget to blow them out when your done!