Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

This week’s photo challenge asks us to look at our resolutions.  I’m not down with resolutions as a whole–I don’t resolve, for instance, to work out more or keep my house more tidy because frankly, I won’t.  And “diet” is a filthy, filthy word. But I do try to execute a beginning-of-the-year purge.  For the past day and a half I’ve been weeding through my books…and I have books upon books upon books, so much so that they were starting to clutter my mental space, not just my physical world.  And who needs that?

Yeah.  They're all full of books.

Yeah. They’re all full of books.

The purple crate has the stuff George and I don’t want to get rid of yet and are storing in the basement for future use…like when I buy my mansion with a dedicated library.  The cardboard boxes are delegated for donations and/or yard sales.  If anyone is interested in buying anything…call me.  😉

Up next: The pantry.

This is not for the weak.

This is not for the weak.

Because seriously, I need to do something about my thirty thousand pieces of Chinese takeout storage containers.

And since I live in an older house, I have severe closet envy.  My clothing is packed together.  Best for last, maybe?

*sigh*

*sigh*

Or maybe I’m just “saving” it for last because it terrifies me and I secretly hope the organization bug works itself out in the pantry…though I did forget about the basement, which is also screaming for some love.

Ummm…does anyone have a bulldozer I could borrow?

See you all when I crawl back out from the madness.  XOXO

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17 responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

  1. Heaven, I’m in heaven,
    And my heart beats
    So that I can hardly speak.
    And I seem to find
    The happiness I seek.
    When I’m finding space
    for all my gar-ar-bage.

    Hum this little ditty; maybe it will help???

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  2. I just moved and got rid of everything. It works wonders on clutter but books? No, I had to hang on to a lot of books. I could barely carry my suitcase and carry on because they were full of books! Good luck and best wishes for the coming new year 🙂

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    • beyondpaisley – Author

      Books are nearly impossible for me to get rid of. And please note: I didn’t breathe one syllable about purging my LP collection. Not one. LOL Happy new year!

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      • beyondpaisley – Author

        Haha! I’m glad to know you’ll be there to talk me down from the ledge. Or would you be calling to put in dibs on potentially available LPs? Hmmmmm… 😉

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  3. Your pantry looks like you’ve had it professionally organized compared to mine! Downsizing? I’m not sure it can be done. I mean, you never know when you might need a few thousand containers perfect for storing Chinese takeout!

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    • beyondpaisley – Author

      George was like, “If the containers don’t match, toss ’em! It’s not like we won’t have a few thousand more by the end of next year.” *sigh* He’s right, though maybe a more important thing to do would be to explore my unnatural love for Chinese takeout.

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  4. jp

    I could not resist taking a peek at the pantry last night–mission accomplished! Its cleanliness and organization were beauteous to behold!
    Well-played!

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  5. oops- sorry wrong reply above… but resolve away on this… purging does feel good. And when I haven’t done it for a while, I feel feed up! Keep working!

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    • beyondpaisley – Author

      It will be good to get back to it. Got waylaid by some serious family stuff…more on that in an upcoming post…but now life can get back to normal. Thanks!

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      • Yup – been there. End of life considerations, Holidays and New Town kind of punctuated December… better to let such gestate sometimes before diving into public writing….

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