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The moving and decluttering is continuing. So I thought I was perhaps a hoarder of craft materials, I mean all creative people need their stash. Today I realised I may be a hoarder of books, we moved 14 bags of books

Another generous friend helped me to move the books, she commented I have too many Christian self help books, when all I need is the bible…she was joking…but perhaps she has a point..

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

~ 1 Timothy 3:16-17

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I’m moving house. From a shared house to a studio flat. 

I have had to push down my pride and ask for help. Lots of friends have offered help, or at least said they would but can’t this week, at least that makes me feel valued. 

What I’ve learnt is there are different ways to move. 

A  friend visited to help and seemed shocked I wasn’t just filling a car and taking everything  round. To her my method seemed slow and inefficient. Thankfully she swallowed her way and followed my lead. Another friend commented she couldn’t help me move cos she’s sorting out her own stuff…she moved at least 2 weeks ago, why would she need to sort anything (bear in mind her move was equally small scale – from 2 rooms to a 1 bed flat).

I however am doing it my way. I spent the week before working methodically round my room, binning, decluttering, sending things to the charity shop, moving items out of drawers that are staying into furniture that is coming. Once I had the keys the first big job was to put up my new book shelves and plan where things would go. Then we first moved the things that had a place to go. A shelf for the sewing machine and printer. Craft drawers in place. Yarn boxes in the gap by the sofa, CD’s in the gap by the shelves, games in their space on the book shelf, baskets on the built in shelves. Trying to leave the clutter behind, to start off tidy. At least 14 bags have gone to the charity shop and several bin bags to the rubbish. Plus there’s the stuff to go home, and the stuff I can store at a friend’s house locally. 

I’m moving my way, methodically, everything in order, in its correct place from the start.

Clutter

Aargh, decision made…I’m moving house, from a shared house, to my own space. Unfortunately its a studio flat cos a 1 bed flat with a place to hide the clutter was too expensive. 

So I’m attempting to sort the clutter. Today I managed to create 2 bags of bags, jewellery and toiletries to go to the charity shop. Last night I couldn’t sleep (AGAIN!!) so I sorted out my CD collection, so there’s a bag full of those too to take, plus a pile of CD’s to listen to to see if they can go or not.

With depression sorting out is hard, and now I have several years of not keeping on top of it. Thankfully January has gone (the month for simply surviving) and February is nearly through. I have so much paper to sort an file. More books than will fit on my shelves. Piles of unread magazines. A box full of unfinished craft projects.

Oh and STASH!!

I’m a craft-er, what can I say. There is beads and thread, yarn and fibre, fabric and paints, glitter and clay. Is there anything at all I can get rid of?? 

So the pig sty needs cleaning out…and any tips would be gratefully received.