As I’ve said previously there has been a major clean out of ‘stuff’ in our house, and because of this the house truly does feel lighter, and much less overwhelming. It really does seem easier to get a quick tidy up done each evening and morning. Each time I open a drawer, and ‘MOST ‘of the cupboards (still some to do), there seems to be a sense of organisation and general tidiness that I hadn’t felt was there before…..so that’s a good thing.
It still needs to be maintained however, and this is something we all struggle with, things need to be put back after being used…and if you get out a piece of clothing and then decide it’s not what you want to wear …then it still needs to be folded and put back, not scrunched up and thrown on top of the nicely folded stuff. Only takes a few seconds people…I’m sure you/we can do it!!!! Things don’t organise themselves!
You could be fooled into thinking that they do, as you wander round the beautifully organised world that is the IKEA shop!! LOVE IT!! However I do realise that unless you put things away into the lovely storage bits n pieces..it’s never going to look like it does in the shop.. That still doesn’t lessen the enjoyment felt by simply wandering around and marvelling at the way a whole houseful of “stuff” can be contained in an area not much bigger than 5m².
I am aware of the contradiction of the IKEA store as being a beacon of simplistic minimalism, and yet I go there to get ‘more stuff’ for my house that really doesn’t need ‘more stuff’!! But it’s simply impossible not to be lured by the temptations that are on display!
“Don’t be distracted..” I say to myself as I follow the path with the arrows.
“You have a list.. stick to it!”
“But look, it’s only $2.99…amazing!“….I need it.
and so it goes….. And on leaving the shop we have a trolley full of things.
In my defence though, all of it was put to use as soon as we got home and looks great! And I’m looking forward to my next visit…mmm…I think I need a container to put all the chargers and cords in that gather on the kitchen bench…I’m sure that will be the answer to all my organisational worries!!!..until I think of the next thing!