You know the master bedroom is actually done now, right?
I’m just holding my breath that it will stay done until I’ve finished posting this saga . . .
I worked like crazy on it for two weeks straight, not taking the time to edit videos or write. Now that I’m writing/editing and sharing . . . I’ve come to a few places that don’t match up.
Like the dresser.
The dresser that I cleared with Normal Friend about a year ago and that was again a disaster. The one that caused her to hang her head in complete disbelief when I told her about it recently.
The video of the dresser-clearing was enough for an entire webisode. But when I went back to copy/paste the dresser part from the journal that I wrote each day so I wouldn’t forget anything . . . I saw that I’d never even mentioned the dresser.
That’s right. As horrifically cluttered as the dresser was, it was just one tiny piece of the whole cluttered room.
Anyway, here’s the gist of it:
The dresser is flat.
Flat surfaces don’t stand a chance in my home.
Flat surfaces in rooms with doors that lock are the first to go.
On this flat surface I found things like . . . stacks of totally-useful-but-never-yet-used frames purchased at a garage sale over a year ago.
I found hair gel that makes my hair feel like I washed it with wet cement, but that I’ve kept for the times when I run out of the mousse I like.
Underneath this totally-unnecessary stuff, I found things I’d been missing for months. Like the silver hoop earrings I’d just replaced with new ones. And the necklace that I love because it’s funky but matches almost everything.
Right. The unnecessary stuff piles on top of (and suffocates) the necessary stuff.
But I pushed through. It was at this the-dresser-is-its-own-decluttering-project-within-itself point when I realized that to get through this huge and daunting Master Bedroom Project, I had to follow my own decluttering rules in each small space within the larger space. Otherwise, it was just too overwhelming.
And that’s basically the story of clearing the dresser. Watch the video to get the full story. (Click through to the post if you’re reading via email.)
And hey the good/bad news is that this means I’ll be able to drag this Master Bedroom Saga out even longer.
Technically, I’m publishing this post while it’s still September, so I’m not worrying about making it work for my 31 Days of (Lame) Excuses series for October. But I’m sure I could come up with ways to make it work for that if I needed to . . .