Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. - William Morris
William Morris is probably my absolute favourite designer. I first discovered him in art class nearly 10 years ago when we had to use one of his upholstery patterns to inspire a design of our own. I have been in love ever since, so much so that I have part of one of his designs tattooed on my chest.
Raidhyn and I are terrible hoarders. Every cupboard or drawer in the house (excluding the kitchen cupboards and bedroom dresser) is filled with junk that we don't even look at. The spare room is completely filled with stuff that we have kept "just in case". There are even a couple of dead plants in there that I didn't want to throw out and there's a broken bookcase in our basement storage that I said I would use the wood from, that was about a year ago.
But really, enough is enough. Starting today we're clearing out. I don't want to drag this stuff from one house to another for the rest of our lives. Today I am working on the kitchen, later i am going to move to the bedroom and clear out some of the clothes I have had for at least 5 years and no longer wear. The completely worn out pair of crochet ballet flats that have stepped on the soil of 5 different countries and are now kept in a box in my closet? They're getting thrown out. Even though I also wore them when I got married. even though I was wearing them when I met my husband. Even though they walked the length and breadth of Rome, Paris, etc.
I'm not doing this alone, however. I have the help of the following websites -
I am armed with a box of rubbish bags. Clutter, fear me.