Un-decorating My-Summer Party.Conflicting party vibes, only need apply. *wink
Isn’t it oh, so bittersweet?! On one hand, I find myself longing for these warm, summertime vibes of oceanic breezes to linger. While on the other hand, I can hardly contain thine excitement, boisterously espousing:
“Only a few more weeks to go before our beloved pumpkin spice err’ything gets popp’n !”
One thing’s for sure, I have found that I have much to do before summer’s end!
And, it’s most dizzying!
Alas, I’ll be sharing my many, unfinished outdoor projects, half-ass gardening results from this year (not all my fault tho… darn you, lack of rain!), some hasty decluttering indoors, refreshing of spaces and wow!
That’s a lot of content to send your way before we get back to my real life of hustling for those acting jobs, running a business, and oh yes, writing.
Ohhhhh…. So. Much. Writing. To be done.
Un-decorating My Summer Party |Part 1 |Shift your focus!
So, before we get too overwhelmed, check out the last two videos posted on the YouTube (and Rumble) Channel, where I guide you on where to start when it comes to getting ready for fall, decluttering a space, and how to work with the wardrobe that you got instead of heading to the stores for the latest fashions, or opting into the fast fashions from those beyond-cheap apps using essentially, slave labor!
This week, let’s start with the fact that I had two – yes, count them _ TWO, different un-decorating reveals! We’ll start with part one below. This was the un-decorating I began before I decided to go all HGTV and give my kitchen, dressing room, and office small makeovers.
Decluttering Your Closet : a few tips to try
There are always a few questions the experts ask us to query when decluttering.
- Does it fit?
- Did I wear it?
- Have I worn it…. ever?
- Would I buy it again?
While all very good, I also add this into my decluttering routine.
- How do I feel when I look at it? Good? Bad? So-so?
- Is this who I still am? Who I want to convey to the world?
- Is this still working with my current style?
- Is this still working with my current body shape? Clothes, over time, can misshapen, shrink, or we can outgrow them.
- The “One in, Two out” Rule – for every item purchased, two like-items should be prepared to go. Ex. I bought 3 new dresses; 6 old dresses gotta go.
- For “on the fence” items, I use the black box (or black trash bag) method. I put it inside, let some time pass, and if I have not thought about it, or searched for it, take it back out and wear it, it goes. It’s a goner. Bye-bye.
When it comes to what the Minimal Mom likes to call the, “Time Will Tell” bin/box/bag; pick a time that works with your lifestyle. Meaning, I will allow my black box to hang tight with all my other donations boxes/bags for about a season.*Okay, sometimes four seasons – Ha! But for real, If I haven’t pulled WHATEVER it is I was unsure about, it’s clear it’s time for it to go. This way my actual decision was made for me in a way. It removes the stress of regretting that I tossed it as it sits there in its waiting basket, awaiting it’s final destination. haha.
Maybe you have items you might be able to resell. Great idea! If you have the time, energy, space, and mental bandwidth to execute the next set of tasks of helping you move said “sellable” items along – then I say, “Go for it!”
Mid-Summer’s Gardening Woes : Or is it?
And, while it may be too late to plant anything for harvest this year – at this point – except maybe three radishes… I will be giving planting my onions, and garlic another go round this year as I think my timing was just way off in prior seasons. I just learned about something in gardening called “over-wintering.”
But, before we go conversating with that future fall-planting self, let’s give some mid-season planting and crop love updates, in the video below: