Monday, May 11, 2009

Clutter

I read Dmoms blog and this inspired me to write this post--so thanks!

This weekend I looked around our house and I just felt cramped and almost out of control. That is how I feel when I have too much stuff, or when a room or area is cluttered. I am a minimalist at heart. I like soft and warm, but I don't like a ton of stuff around. So this weekend in between playing with Meatball, P and I rearranged and got rid of some stuff and de cluttered, and as soon as we did, the calm returned.
Our house is small, I mean less than 1000 feet small. Our house has been described as "charming" and "cute." It was built in the 1950's and sits on 30 acres of land. The exterior is rock and we still have the original hardwood floors. But, we have minimal closet space. I mean like hardly any space at all. We have 2 beds in our house that P and his dad built, and they are both higher than normal beds so we can keep a good amount of stuff under there.
In addition to the house, we have a small "cottage" that sits about 10 yards from the house. It was originally a barn, but the owners of the house turned it into the laundry room and a guest room complete with its own bathroom.
Because our house is so small that when something is not put up, it makes the whole room look messy.
The small house really helps us keep things simple, neat, and organized. Like the sign above my door says, Live simply, Live well.

3 comments:

dmoms said...

30 acres! wow, do you have plans for all that acreage? I grew up on 50 acres or so, I miss all that space.

glad I was able to motivate you!

Anonymous said...

Wow your house sounds amazing! Any pictures?

Simplelivin' said...

I love to de-clutter too! It's so relaxing to look around and have everything put away. I too am jealous of your 30 acres! I grew up on a property that sounds very similiar and it has a cottage too!