Well jiggle my wiggle, and rattle my bones. Or at least I feel rattled and jiggled to the core. In a good way. Why? My
Professional Organizer Ms Passion came yesterday and emotionally (not physically) grabbed me by the shoulders and shook me up. In the process she awakened some powerful dreams. POWERFUL – I tell you.
The first room on her hit list. The family room.
I mean the Family Room/Music Room/Library…etc., etc., etc.
Here’s hoping no one ever yells fire.
Banana peels on stairs? It’s like asking for Murphy and his silly Law to move in.
I tried to prep for Ms. Passion’s coming by letting go of a lot of the easy stuff. Lot’s of junk, broken items, McDonald toys – blah, etc.
Reduced the whole drawer of toys to two small baskets.
Nearly 5 bags worth of trash. Believe it or not, I thrifted nearly 10 office size boxes of books. I was super proud of myself. Then Ms. Passion came over. And GUTTED THE WHOLE ROOM!
Except for this monstrosity and the couches.
I’m hating on brown right now. It’s so not me. I’ve discovered my whole house is Blah Brown. And the entertainment center we bought only because it matched the colors of our Blah Brown bookshelves, which we bought because the store didn’t have enough of them in the first color we wanted. The only touch of me in the entire room that I love is…
My farm-girl scene toile curtains.
In the past I’ve purchased household furniture because it’s ‘in’ or because I think other people would like to see it. Matching furniture to the styles of my friends, not necessarily mine. I’m a huge people pleaser.
In gutting the room it freed me up to dream and DREAM BIG. My only limitation – No Money! Oh SNORK! I’m going to have to get creative to actually buy or refinish the furniture pieces I love. Yet, now I finally have a vision. Something to really wish, dream and plan for. And Ms. Passion is going to help me make Blah Brown more attractive until I can afford the real dream.
Who would have thought that purging one’s self from unloved clutter also freed up the imagination to dream? WOW! It really does.
Where did the room go. Since I’d already purged it – or so I thought. We moved part of it into the front room and other parts into the rooms they will go in during our future organization rounds.
I needed something to remind me of one of my favorite seasons so I pulled out some Halloween decoration.
Including potions from my Fairy Godmother Cabinet.
I rode so many different emotional waves yesterday. Sorrow, confusion, elation, the biggest wave of all, being hope. And Ms. Passion paid me the highest compliment possible.
She said that of all the Hoarders she’s worked with I’m the most ready and willing for the process of recovery to begin. Yeah Me!
I asked why I didn’t hate her yet. She promised that I would by the time we hit room number two – the Master bedroom/Craft room. Ugh, so dreading that room.
Can’t wait to show you the finished rooms. It will take awhile. Maybe months. But, I’m so excited for the transformation to begin. ‘Clean House’ eat your heart out.