It's true. I am a bit of a neat freak, but my children are doing an admirable job helping me kick the habit. While they have managed to chip away at my desire to constantly straighten things and purge everything not in immediate use, they have not removed my desire for general order. To the contrary, they have reinforced it! With chaotic little tornadoes about, it has become even more important to have an appropriate place for things. Otherwise we tend to lose it, break it, trip on it, or forget about it. None of which are good options.
So behold the latest area in our home that has sunk into the black hole I call clutter and disfunctionality:
The corner of my bedroom. Isn't it lovely? Not really. For the last two years, it has been the catchall for a revolving pile of junk. As soon as I get stuff cleared out of it, it becomes the most convenient spot for the latest thing I don't know what to do with. Here it is again in an improved state.
One kitchen chair, a fan, a bag destined for donation drop-off, and an unused curtain rod. Not bad, but I knew that if I didn't give this corner a purpose it would just end up as my junk corner again. So, since I am a big fan of cozy chairs and books, I decided that this corner would be better served as a reading nook. What do you think?
Isn't it lovely? Does it make you ridiculously happy just looking at it? Am I the only one who gets a thrill out of turning a wasted corner into a useful space? Possibly, but I think not. You know what makes me even more giddy? That this reading corner is set up to accommodate both actual books and magazines as well as the electronic sort. *Sigh* But more on that another time. Right now, let us bask in the glow of what was a mess and now is a sanctuary. Organization is glorious. Maybe I can be friends with perfectly neat and organized people…