Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Revealing Walk-through

Tonight I had two women in my house. They came at my invitation to help me organize my space.

They asked questions. Like, "How often do you use this thing you have on the counter?" "What bothers you about this space?" "Do you actually read all these magazines?"

They asked to see potential storage spaces in my house (a.k.a. the closets). Ack! When is the last time you let anyone see in your closets?

They took pictures. And measured things. And asked more questions.

As I walked through the house with them, seeing my house through their eyes, I felt vulnerable. I had to face up to some things. I can't remember the last time I rode the exercise bike that takes up a large corner of my office. I have no idea what is in some of those boxes in the library. And probably a quarter of my earthly possessions are things that have been given to me or to my children that I don't even really want.

Stay tuned for part two later next week.


  1. Wow. You are a very brave woman. I bet having someone else view your home with fresh eyes will give you lots of ideas and motivation to dejunk and declutter.

    I love books spilling onto the floor though. That tells me that a reader lives there (or a reader wannabe, which is just about as good!).

    Good luck this week!


  2. Ooooh, those ladies sound like real meanies! ;-)

    You were vulnerable and brave and a good sport.

    We hope we inspired.

    lee & nancy - the simplify ladies


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