I finally did it!
I cannot recall ever living in a house without a junk room. We have been in this house for almost 10 years. We have 3 bedrooms, an office and an extra room. For awhile it was downstairs: first a guest room (got junk piled in it), then a craft & game room (got junk piled in it), then a ski tuning room (got... you know!). Then DD moved into that room and her old room became a guest/game...aka junk room. Well, I have had a membership to a local gym for the past few years, and the kids have been wanting to run on the track there. So this year, for my birthday/Christmas, we decided to clean out the junk room and put in a treadmill and a stationary bike, and have an exercise room. We put it off, put it off...well, we finally did it! We have an exercise room with nothing else in it that gets used daily by at least 2 of us. We got rid of many of the games (didn't get used), art supplies, etc. We also had to clean out the storage closet/attic space which meant some hard decisions - asking Mom if she'd mind if I got rid of a lot of the kids stuff she had bought for them. What a huge difference! We are also clearing out a garage at some rental property we will be selling, so I need space for some of that stuff. So I am really getting to be tough about stuff that I just hadn't wanted to deal with in forever.
So I was on the treadmill this morning thinking, how great is this! Just had to post :)