You may recall that last week began The Great Purge.
The garage which looked like thisjust had to be cleaned out. I was losing things, getting frustrated and it just plain old wasn’t a place I wanted to spend time. I had to get serious about preparing for the fall.
So, the dumpster arrived and I began.
I was ruthless…..It was kind of painful……and kind of freeing.
I had to admit that some projects just weren’t ever going to happen. The thrust of my business has changed or grown or something and some things that looked like great ideas now just look like false starts.
I started a box for donations which quickly overflowed.
As I went through the garage I kept encountering “things that have no home.” Finding a home for the homeless things was going to slow down my blitzkrieg approach to cleaning so I created the “Box of Things that Need to Find a Home.”
Which quickly filled up (and became blurry).
The shelf pegs are in there somewhere…….
Probably at the bottom.
BUT! I can lay all that stuff out on my work table!
So, I’m far from done and it’s never going to be pretty or magazine worthy but I can find things (they’re at the bottom of the Homeless box!) and I can move!
The Purge also got me motivated to call a local shop owner to ask if she would like to have my furniture in her store. I’d been dragging my feet about (fear of rejection I suppose) it but she was enthusiastic and now I have a new outlet and a justification for working on furniture!
So new ideas are tumbling over themselves and I feel kind of renewed.