Clutter Clean-up

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Type-As generally stay clear of clutter, while the laid back few tend to overlook such offenses. Right? That's pretty much how it rolls in our house. I have been blessed (and cursed) with both type-A and creative leanings. I love to create, but I can't seem to stop myself from cleaning (picking up as I go) in the midst of the creative process. My husband, on the other hand, is just straight up creative. About the only time he goes type-A on me is when it's time to cut our boys' hair. Otherwise, he steps over messes without missing a beat. And yet, I have somehow managed to allow myself to clutter up our open-shelving in the kitchen. I'm all for "the more the merrier" approach, but sometimes it just gets out of control. Yesterday, hiked up my big-girl panties and cleaned out the clutter.

I packed up the teapots and brought out the milk glass. Packing up a lot of the dishes and serving pieces freed up a lot of space and gave the shelving an instant dose of freshness. Ahhh... I can breath again.
I did a little remix too be bringing in my favorite jars from the living room. They definitely weren't getting the attention they deserved. Now they're front and center. As it should be.
I even managed to create a little coffee section with our beloved espresso machine and mini-biscotti from Trader Joe's. Easy access for our early morning java fixes that are mandatory first thing.
This new clutter free space makes me so happy I could sing. And maybe dance a bit. I might actually want to be back in the kitchen again. The angels are singing... can you hear them? xo


  1. Love the shelves after! They were beautifully styled before, but I hear you on the type A issues. I'm constantly in a battle with myself over loving things, being creative, but not wanting to actually have clutter or too much.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  2. Love this, Brook! It's beautiful and refreshing! I hear the angels...


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