The Other Side of Style

The OSoS… No. 8

I’m not holding anything back today. All the nitty gritty, cluttered mess that is our garage is out there in the open for all to see. Because the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have a problem, right? (And then publishing it on the internet?) Our garage is definitely a problem and has been since we first moved into our house last year. It’s the dumping ground for anything and everything that doesn’t have a proper home in the rest of the house. But it’s a new year! And there’s nothing I love more than purging old, unused things to make room for more useful and beautiful things.

Perhaps one of my all time favorite quotes is from the Arts and Crafts period designer William Morris who said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

So that’s today’s thought… and maybe even a mantra for the new year.

Purge. Simplify. Release. Make room. And clean that dang garage!



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  • Reply Bertie DeWane January 14, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    I didn’t take a “before” picture, but I’ve spent two days cleaning out my pantry and hauled a car full of stuff to my favorite thrift store. Good luck on your garage clean out!

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