Week 5 is the study and week 6 is the craft room, but as this is a shared space I’ve combined these weeks.
The decluttering has continued and some cables and gadgets went into the decluttering pile and some other bits have moved to the garage as a compromise. With a laptop being refurbished for someone in need and a few £ received for an old phone and iPad I felt less bad about all the small electronic items going into the electrical recycling.
Last week I went through our filing cabinets, desk drawers and under desk shelving and organised and labelled a lot, but we do still have a white box of random stuff ‘just in case’ 🙄.
I was going to have Monday off and knit, but as I sat and looked at our display/book case I was spurred into making some progress there too. I have thinned out gardening books, as I tend to search issues on the internet. I kept the ones I know I have opened in the last 2 years. I also thinned out our travel books and kept the ones of places we will go back to or haven’t yet been to.
I got all my photo albums in one place and labelled and my mother-in-laws photo albums are now together in another location. I found a picture of my husband when he was very young with curly blonder hair and sent a photo of it to his best mate before they were all having a drinking/poker video call last weekend. I’m such a kind wife 😂 🤣
My husband said he’d heard about a Netflix show called Minimalist and we have watched it. I don’t want to live in a minimalist stark home, but on a scale between 1 = minimalism and 10 = hoarder, I think I’m leaning to a 3 or 4.
All this decluttering is making me think about my knitting projects. I have enough hats currently and when Litmus is finished I have enough scarves and cowls. I do want to knit a pair of gloves and some thrummed mittens still but I don’t want to create accessories clutter. So I am going to cast on a black cardigan when I am finished with my cowl, and knit what is useful and not clutter.