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Love and hate of decluttering

In the last day or so I have been doing a bit of decluttering and general blitzing of the house. Yesterday afternoon brought the ‘Linen cupboard’  the name ‘linen cupboard’ conjures up images of Egyptian cotton sheets and soft fluffy towels. The reality of course is perhaps slightly different! The fact that you needed an avalanche warning when getting out a fresh towel will give you more of a true picture.

This is my dream linen cupboard - not mine! Image credit

Now I admit that hoarding is one of my stronger traits. That perhaps I was a hamster or a squirrel in a former life is quite likely. So sorting through this cupboard brings me some dilemmas. The Thomas the Tank engine, mermaid, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger duvet set’s will never be used by my two again but you know you never know when you might need them……

The logical part of me say’s the charity shop or to my youngest nephew, not the mermaid one though!!! The hang on to everything sentimental part of me argues with the logical part. So which part won, yes sorry the sentimental part on this occasion. Now I hear you shout “But your decluttering!” well yes but hear me out.

The dogs have now got some new towels, Shrek and Donkey wash mitts saw the bin :-( Flannels that lingered at the back of the cupboard are now re-named old rags. Tired sheets are now ready to be used for decorating sheets and above all of this the cupboard now looks reasonably in order.

I now can open the cupboard and reach for a towel without needing the use of a hard hat and when the door opens I mentally go ahhhh instead of a shoulder sinking ohhhhh!!!

Yep I could get used to this decluttering thing, as long as I can keep hold of a few bit’s!!!!

I was of course going to take a photo of my linen cupboard but the batteries on the camera had ran out!!! True honest :-)



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6 Responses to "Love and hate of decluttering"

  1. Mairi Cameron says:

    At first I thought that was your linen cupboard in the pic and the envy was tangible, we don’t have an airing cupboard in this house sadly, but every single one of my kitchen cupboards is approaching the state where a hard hat is advisable, I need to bite the bullet and get them cleared – maybe after a cup of tea?!

    1. Ali says:

      Now that would be dreamy a airing cupboard like that. We don’t as such have a airing cupboard just a cupboard that the builders stuck a raditor in!!! Yes I need to tackle the kitchen cupboards too, like you say maybe after a cup of tea or three :-)

  2. Old Fashioned Mummy says:

    Well done, Spring must be in the air! I need some of that decluttering and organising mojo, everywhere I look is a cupboard or a corner that I need to attack, I have no idea where to start!

    1. Ali says:

      I think once you get started it is not so bad. I am terrible at half doing things but now I promise myself to finish the job before being tempted to start anything else. Though as it is Mother’s day tomorrow don’t start yet! :-)

  3. One day I will get one of those label makers from Lakeland and label what goes on each shelf. My decluttering work will then be done and I will have reached decluttering nirvana and I will be reincarnated as a domestic goddess.
    Thanks so much for your fab comments on my blog, you make me laugh and smile! Hope I have gone some way to repaying that favour. Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Ali says:

      Oh yes, I have always fancied one of those label makers :-) This morning whilst getting things out my now tidy wardrobe (yes I moved on!) I thought it looks nice and neat but really how long can it last! The truth is I will give it to the end of the week!!! Glad my comments made you laugh so I can remove the hard hat now then?!!!! Always a pleasure to have a visit from you and I hope you Mother’s day was good too. I did think of you xxxxxxx

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