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Clean & Serene

Here is my post for a new year and a new beginning. My goal: Keep things simple and uncluttered! I'm one of those people that keeps a clean house but upon opening a cupboard or closet, I get hit with something flying out due to its lack of space and not enough room. Living in an old home you need to make serious compromises when it comes to storage. Closets are a quarter in size of newer homes so with that said, I started with the linen closet. I purged everything that we haven't used in a year. We don't need 12 sets of sheets now do we? Time to let go.

I don't drink enough water ... gonna try.

And this is where I spend a lot of my time, at my desk. It's a place that needs to be clean and serene. It's a place where I can escape into my computer to edit, communicate and get a grasp on some inspiration. My surroundings have to be organized and uncluttered, in order for my mind to think clearly. I burn a soy candle with the wonderful smell of blue agave purchased at the Cross. Fresh cut flowers on my desk will be a regular thing I do now. I keep a picture of my mom close by ... (she passed a few years ago.) Lastly, I have a small glass rock that has the word CALM. If things get too crazy, I know I can grab that little rock in my hand, calm down and know that the clutter in my head will soon clear.