the view from Sunday: shoes and paper clutter

I finally did it. I took a good, hard look at my shoe collection and donated everything that made my toes pinch, my feet ache, or my legs feel like falling off at the end of the day.Β I started with a proper sort. Laid everything out and inspected each pair, thinking about more than just worn out-soles and scuff marks.

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The result is a much neater shoe rack and a closet I can actually walk into without tripping over my feet. My wardrobe is also starting to come together; it’s much easier to go through my things and make choices now that I’m focusing on basics and quality.

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Then I decided to tackle the paper clutter. I really should have done this months ago, but I kept putting it off (through sheer cowardice). I dumped everything out and sorted through all the piles, deciding what needed to stay and what could be sent to the shredder.
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Armed with a sharpie and some tape, I labeled my new categories and filed what I need to keep. The result, a happy file case and a bag full of stuff that can be shredded and recycled. πŸ™‚
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My list of to-do’s is starting to look more like a list of accomplishments. I also sorted through some of the plush toys I had sitting in the corner of the bedroom (mostly gathering dust), and went through my art supplies, tossing dried paints and old sketchbooks that I don’t like to use. I have a little pile waiting for next week, but it’s all becoming much easier to manage and less time-consuming with every sweep.

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Author: gricel d.

writer. librarian. cat lady.

2 thoughts on “the view from Sunday: shoes and paper clutter”

  1. I need to take a good hard look at my stuff again, especially as we prep to move. I’m going to wait until after my boys go up, though. One step at a time!

    1. I’ve been making lists of all that I need to do and scratching them off one weekend at a time. I don’t have the time for the full, top to bottom KonMari right now, but I’m finding it easier every time. It’s amazing how much stuff I don’t want/need, even after the first couple of rounds.

      Good luck with the move! I’ve been loving your crochet projects πŸ™‚

      On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 8:46 AM, marginalia and such wrote:

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