My Place Mondays - No. 1

What's this all about ?

Over the next couple of months I would like to let you into my home to see what I'm up to on the decluttering front. (Through this blogpost) It'll be a warts and all version - stuff I'm enjoying, things that are annoying, what's working and what's not!

This is not in any way to show off but more to open up the reality of decluttering and organising in a busy household. Many people I chat to have some notion that I live constantly in a super tidy oasis with nothing out of place. Well, I invite you to come with me and find out what it's really like. “My place Mondays” will be a little weekly round up of action or otherwise! Apologies in advance for the quality of some of the photos. They're all taken with my phone which I'm still learning how to drive effectively!

My Place Monday - No. 1 Last week in September

This last week at my place has been mainly about recovering from our recent week away. We returned with the usual mountain of washing to load up. Considering we didn’t actually take that much away with us I am ALWAYS surprised how much of it there is. I don’t like to use the tumble dryer, except on a very rare occasion, so what this means in reality is I spend a lot of time moaning and mumbling to myself about how the place is now taken over by clothes ! It took a few days to get all our travel bits and pieces re-homed and I’m glad to say we’re now back to normal service.

One area I’ve really enjoyed this week is my wee office - a rather grand name for my camping table in the spare room! Despite having the airer and all its contents bashing up against me for quite a number of days I have found it a really galvanising space. I’ve recently written a blog on “Working from home” and I think the research and extra thinking I put into that has rubbed a little sparkle onto me.

I’m alternating between “electro swing” and “white noise” for my background music of choice. If you haven’t tried out a “white noise” app before (For focus, creativity or sleep) then do give one a go. I’m currently listening to the lapping of waves from “Noisli” ! It definitely changes the atmosphere of the place!

I am a tad annoyed at seeing headphones and chargers still lying about the place. Even more so when I hear someone whining “I can’t find any headphones!” AGAIN. We have very definite “homes” for these, that up until now have been mostly used. Why the change? Possibly, down to the teenagers’ increasing inability to walk more than a few paces to put something away!