I have a week off and I didn’t start it with a headache which is certainly a first. I must be doing something right.
My new regime of spending an hour or so to myself in the conservatory every morning is working well. After eating my breakfast, I set a timer and spend 24 minutes just sitting and letting my thoughts wander with only a notepad in front of me. This is different to the meditation tracks that I also listen to in the evenings.
So far (since I started my morning time out sessions last Friday), no one has disturbed me and it’s doing wonders to my life in ways that I cannot even explain. I feel calmer, happier and more fun (don’t laugh, but I think I used to be fun 😂). It’s like the clutter clearing and time out per day is uncovering something… which leads me nicely onto what I worked on today.
The wardrobe in the bedroom
I couldn’t continue working in the spare room today because my husband was working in there, so I diverted my attention to our bedroom. I sat there with a cup of tea planning my next move and thought that I would possibly have time to take everything off the top shelf of one of the built in wardrobes and start sorting through it. Here’s a 48 second video of what it looked like when I opened it…
As you would have seen in the video, I had my work cut out. This is how I tackled it:
- I covered my bed with a sheet
- I took everything off the top shelf only and placed it on the bed
- I put the scarves that were hanging on the door into the washing basket (to be decluttered once cleaned and dried)
- I then started to go through things in categories but unfortunately stopped at my journals…
The diaries and journals
I always knew that this wardrobe held memories but I was ready for it today. I won’t go into detail but basically I spent about two hours reliving a couple of years of my life from reading some of my journals. It certainly helped me make sense of a few things in my head. I’m very glad that I write things down.
I put them all back as I want to spend more time on organising my journals another day. I want a fireproof and waterproof box. Need to do some research.
I looked at the clear shelf in the wardrobe and wondered what I should store up there.
It’s only temporary as we want to knock out these wardrobes eventually and make one wall of wardrobes or a walk in wardrobe instead.
I decided to store shoes, sandals and boots on the top shelf for now. I have too many but most of the ones that I have placed up there I actually want to keep. I even found some odd shoes and sandals and recalled seeing the missing halves in the garage. As it was getting late, I just organised them as best I could which freed up some space down the bottom half of the wardrobe.
As I needed my bed for the night, I put the rest of the unsorted stuff back into the wardrobe. I also left a pile of unwanted stuff in the corner of the room that needs to go elsewhere or be donated, I will finish the job another day this week.