Friday, January 31, 2014

Seeing my way clear

My word for this year (having sadly rejected potatoes, which would be a very enjoyable theme I think, but probably wouldn't be a good idea) is CLEAR.

I have been decluttering. I've sorted out several of the drawers in the bedroom. I replaced all the drawer liners, tidied everything up and threw out a lot of old uncomfortable socks now that I have lovely new ones that I was given for Christmas. I put away my huge novelty Christmas sock collection (huge collection, not huge socks!) and several very pretty and slightly too small bras that I am determined will fit me again soon. I decluttered a whole bag of old clothes to the recycling bin at the tip. I have two bags of bits and pieces to take to the charity shop at the weekend.  I have some Christmas and birthday money for new clothes, but will be throwing out more than I buy. The end result I am hoping for is to have far less clothes, but more clothes that I actually like and feel good in. 

I've also been working getting all of our household information together in one folder, and my personal lists, projects, plans etc into another.  I currently have piles of notebooks and lists on the coffee table waiting for me to organise it all. I'm hoping to get to it in the next few days. 

I have many unfinished projects, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch and I am planning to work my way through them this year. I also have  supplies for many projects I have not  started, so those are on the list too, along with some charity knitting to use up some of my yarn stash. Hopefully I'll have some photographs to share with you soon. 

Many people I know on this here internet choose a word as a focus
for their year. I like this idea and have done it in the past, with varying degrees of success (mainly due to wandering off in search of the next shiny thing and forgetting my word altogether), so this year I am choosing a word again, with renewed determination.  

My word for this year is CLEAR. 

Clear the clutter, clear the huge and never ending to do list, clear the unfinished projects and the yarn stash, clear my mind. See my way clear.

By the end of 2014 everything should be a lot clearer. I'm looking forward to it.


  1. Hi, I think you've chosen a good word.
    we accumulate many things at home and need to check our house..
    Have you a good weekend.

  2. Good luck with your year long goal. I think doing it a bit all the time is more doable that massively attacking the whole house. Looking forward to hearing the progress, and the process :)

  3. My focus last year was word based - and quite similar to yours, my theme was "simplify" and I thoroughly enjoyed my decluttering frenzy! I guess my word for this year is probably "walking"!


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