Packing party – Living room!

Hi there,

it’s that time again. Time for me to tell you how I’m doing with my living room packing party.

Like with the other rooms, I started a little early (Wednesday) but I have a confession to make… I didn’t really do all that OK with packing everything I have in my living room. Mostly because, I ran out of boxes, and truth be told, steam 😦

Let me explain. I started up, pulling everything out of my big credenza. But realised really quick, that if I was to fill my boxes with bowls and decoration, I would fill them up in no time and have no room for all the other stuff. So I used my boxes for stuff from drawers instead. Filled them up with computer items, table cloths, candle holders, cards, games, papers, small decoration pieces, all that little junk that I had stashed away everywhere. Β And not to forget the DVD/Blu-Rays, that was a whole box on it’s own. And that wasn’t even all of them.. good thing I’m already working on a separateΒ watch myself out of my movie collection project πŸ™‚

After all the boxes was full, I took the decorations from any surfaces in the living room (with the exception of lamps and my grandfathers old typewriter) and stuffed them into the credenza instead, just to get them out of sight.

Right now my living room looks a bit bare (compared to before)… and I love it! I know I was only supposed to leave the room “empty” for 48 hours.. but I’m liking it so much I’m having a hard time putting things back on the surfaces. So I won’t. Yet!

I am however unpacking the rest of the living room stuff, to free up the boxes.

There are a few things that I know will be going out-the-door as a result of this living room round πŸ™‚ Unfortunately I have also come to a conclusion, that will most likely result in me getting a few new items 😦

I have a lot of decorative pieces made out of clear glass, and they are really nice, but I’ve realised that since they are all clear glass it takes a “lot” of them to show up! And it quickly becomes cluttered.

I think I need to change it up a little, maybe bring in fewer and bigger pieces. We will see! Right now I’m just going to leave it nice and “empty” and slowly incorporate items as I find the right things.

So what room is next?

I seem to be having a bit of trouble with this one. You see, since I live in a small home, the only rooms left are the kitchen, entrance hallway and guest-room.

Doing the entrance area would just be teasing you guys, since it is the size of a stamp. Seriously, you open the front door, take one step in, then take one step to the left.. and you’re literally in the kitchen.. the hall is that small. The only thing I have in my “hallway” is one closet for outerwear and shoes.

The kitchen, I have gone through so many times and it is about as streamlined as I can get it.. that I’m not sure what purpose the packing would have..

And then there is the guest room. This is the room I have been using as a stash space during my packing party, which have resulted in it being filled with all the other rooms “leftovers”. It seems like I need to leave this room for last, asΒ I need to clear out the other rooms leftovers first. And I could need a week or two for that πŸ˜‰

What to do, what to do???

OK, I know.. while writing about my last rooms, I’ve decided I could probably do with one more round in the kitchen πŸ™‚ So guess what?

Kitchen it is! Are your coming?

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15 comments

  1. allroundbetterme

    Your commitment to the task is impressive. And the clean surfaces do look nice. I want to get my living room surfaces all cleared off too, though they really aren’t too bad… I haven’t been keeping up with your tasks, but they are inspiring me to keep moving on. Slowly… I’ll be a delayed participant of your packing party! πŸ™‚

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  2. Simply Save

    I’ve been forced to empty a few surfaces to keep my kitten from knocking things off of them, and I actually really love it! It’s hard to explain, but it just FEELS good to have less clutter around!

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    • Anne Lene

      Thank you. 25 years, that’s quite some time, I understand completely how packing things up would be a pain. Even if it’s like me a pretend packing. I have been decluttering like crazy the last years, and even I wouldn’t want to really pack it all up πŸ˜‰

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    • Anne Lene

      I guess I could. But, I went through my closets (clothing and shoes) a little earlier this year, and I can’t think of a single item in my hallway closet that “needs” to go…. Hmmmm, if I really think about I might find one item or two…. (thinking, thinking) nope, nothing comes to mind πŸ˜‰ See my dilemma? πŸ™‚
      I’ll probably look through it one more time (just in case) as part of my kitchen round, as my hallway closet is almost “part” of the kitchen any ways πŸ˜‰

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    • Anne Lene

      Yes, that is does, absolutely. I’m finding that I’m real reluctant at filling up the spaces again after they have been empty for a few days.. so much so that some of the spaces are still all “naked” πŸ™‚ I’ve also found that clearing out the rooms like this, gives me a clearer picture on how I REALLY want the space to look. So my clearing out a room might result in a couple of new pieces in, but that’s ok, since they might actually become “finished” now rather that just have stuff randomly decorated πŸ˜‰

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