A HOUSE Without Crap! (photos)
Tradewind's very nice comment on my other "crap" thread from several years ago inspired me to post current pictures of various parts of my house. Some of you may remember the state my house and I were in when I began. I've come a long way since then, and while things are hardly perfect, they're vastly better. I acquired a lot of feelings of empowerment in the process. I'm forever grateful to those on this forum who listened to me when I was feeling overwhelmed and encouraged my baby steps...hundreds of baby steps.
The pix are a fair example of how things look because I didn't do any decluttering before I took them. I was simply trying out a setting (called Party, I believe) on my new camera; I didn't realize I'd eventually put the pix on my Flickr page, etc. But here they are.
Since the the living room picture was taken, I've removed the round mirrors from over the mantle, and sent the lamp in the lower right-hand corner to the Salvation Army. (It was awaiting transport on that sideboard.) And I don't remember what those trophies and other stuff were doing on the coffee table, but they've gone elsewhere. The dog blanket is still on the sofa. It's always on the sofa. :-)
The kitchen was new in 2003. Since this photo was taken I got rid of the big ugly green trash can and acquired a wooden trash bin that (suprise!) matches the hutch in the dining area picture. The kitchen is a bit more crowded with things than it used to be because my son and D-I-L are living with me temporarily. Wonderful for me; probably less wonderful for them. :-)
And here's the dining area. The hutch, lamp, and window scarf are new since the original picture was taken.