Blogging at 1:30 a.m. was not part of my get-some-sleep-before-work-tomorrow plan, until my cat brought a mouse through the pet door and dropped it in the living room. Little dachshund, Rambo, was sleeping soundly until his rodent-hunting instincts kicked in. The rest is history. He spent the next two hours tearing the house apart determined to find the escapee…and he did. Unfortunately, I am now wide awake thinking of my next simplification task.
The jewelry armoire should have never been invented. At the very least, I should not be allowed to own one because it has given me license to accumulate everything shiny. Accumulate, but rarely wear. It even contains shiny things that are not wearable , like Arubian florins and paperclips. Some content is non-shiny, like tubes of lip balm and anything else that falls out of my pocket as I pass by.
In my last post, I noted the difficulty I have finding time to work, study and still do a bit of organizing during a work week. I thought it would be wise to keep my organization/simplification momentum going nonetheless. The jewelry armoire will become this week’s project and oh what a project it will be! I can hardly describe its current condition.
When I received my armoire, my intention was to fill it with the jewels spilling from at least 4 locations throughout my bedroom, dressing room and bathroom. I got part of the way there and the result was fairly organized…bracelets in the big compartments, rings in the ring slots, necklaces hanging from the hooks, etc. Then I got to the hard decision pieces. Mom gave me this when I was three, an old friend gave me that in high school. I guess I never came to a landing on what to do with certain pieces because the 4 jewelry storage places scattered throughout 3 different rooms still exist, just with fewer pieces in them. As for my neatly organized jewelry armoire, the disarray commenced one lazy day arriving home from work when I dropped a necklace on the ring slots and tossed a bracelet on a necklace hook. It has never been the same.
Now my new commitment to simplify life takes me back to a task never completed. Drawer by drawer, shelf by shelf, compartment by compartment, it’s time to purge the many, many pieces of jewelry that I haven’t touched in years Stay tuned for photos and updates.