Friday, May 02, 2014

It's a start

All I've done is move the furniture into the space and already I feel like it's more than enough. I'm going to not move some stuff back in at all - need to just get it sorted, dumped or stored in the appropriate cupboards. Looking forward to actually being able to use these drawers again. And really need to make sure enough floor space is left clear that I can use a chair to sit at the desk!
Writing desk to the right, leaving enough room to open it without hitting the drawers. The table is blocking the radiator but what the hell, that was blocked anyway. This winter was mild enough that I didn't use it at all and by next winter I'll have decluttered way more, I'm sure. The four boxes under the table and the suitcase in the corner are what's left of my former lodger's stuff. I'm going to ask him if he has another friend who could take it. Just don't have the room and have more than enough of my own clutter!


Fiona said...

We are also storing some clutter for my brother and 'borrowed clutter' is really an issue. Hope the housemate does the right thing and collects the stuff! The uncluttered space looks great :)

Moonwaves said...

He's actually visiting for the first time in over a year this weekend. I was wondering how to broach the subject when he all of a sudden asked where his stamp collection was. So, he's taking that with him, which is something anyway. He has a friend who knows someone who can give him a valuation on it. I think he's making a mistake because I suspect that once he knows, he'll end up selling it but it's his life. And now I know why he wanted to visit all of a sudden, too. He's going to ask his mum to call her and collect the stuff the next time she visits (he volunteered that idea) so that'd be ideal. Sometimes things just work out.

Anonymous said...

Can you give him a deadline about removing his clutter? You've managed to make such huge progress and being surrounded by his junk is a constant reminder of the past relationship, which means you can't move on. None of it is that important to him or he'd have moved it months ago.

The cleared space looks amazing!

Fiona said...

That's great that he's at least thinking about it. Albeit passing on the issue to his mum!