I'm several steps closer to start re-decorating!
After another day of 12 hours of physical work (moving furniture, going through clothes, books, craft supplies and more) finally we have piles of garbage and donations in the living room and only what we are keeping in the office/studio and the photography/sewing room. Once we get rid of everything that is currently taking over the living room, then we will go through our movies, cds, etc. to completely minimize. The reorganization and cleaning will take place on Thursday and Friday because I work tomorrow.
Now that I see how much crap had been taking up space in my life, I feel lighter and free to start the rest of my life and the new year. After a couple of years of extraordinary opportunities at work and developing and reinventing myself in a new field in my free time,it was time to reinvent my house too.
I'm excited to have a chance to make my spaces my own and only keep things I need or use (and some old clothes with great fabric made it into the sewing area to try up-cycling into whatever I think of next) and possibly be able to find things when I need them because they are in reach as opposed to buried somewhere in a dark closet behind boxes of old linens Blake's mom gave us.