I’m trying to get rid of things that require dusting. This week’s home organization project was all about reducing the amount of dusting and nagging I do. I love having picture frames around filled with family photos but they are dust magnets and collect – you guessed it – a lot of dust. My kids do the dusting as part of their weekly chores – and generally skip over the picture frames – so the picture frames are – rather dusty.
Fewer frames = less nagging. That’s my new math.
The frames got stashed away until the chore doers no longer live here. I may get them back out but maybe not. It’s nice having clear, open spaces.
- This week’s project. Framed photographs and picture frames.
- Small. Easy – most of the frames are in the same area.
- Clear and clean. The artwork around the piano got rearranged with the mini-office re-do and the other table is really empty.
- Get set. Honestly, I could have donated some frames but instead they’re stashed in our top kitchen cupboards. The cupboards are hard to reach so I don’t have any kitchen items in them.
- Stop buying. Do not let me buy another picture frame again, please. We really don’t need any. If I wait long enough, I will forget what mine look like and then it will seem like they’re new when I find them again!
- Less is more. It is more. I love the open space and fewer items around. It feels really good.
This week was easy and I needed it. My daughter and I did my closet on Sunday. It took awhile and I’m getting rid of more clothing than I’m keeping. It was absolutely hysterical hearing my 15-year-old’s comments about certain items of clothing. I may have to model them for you!!
How do you feel about framed photographs? Do you have a few or many? How often do you dust?
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