[LMB] OT: decorating advice-not.

Sue Nicholson maireg83 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 08:18:12 BST 2014

On 15 October 2014 12:39, Katrina Knight <kknight at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> I find that most decluttering advice assumes either that you don't have a
> life apart from keeping your home pristine and empty, or that are rich
> enough to go buy new stuff on a routine basis because you disposed of the
> old stuff to avoid storing it. The declutterers can keep their advice and
> I'll keep my stuff.
> We used to have a TV decluttering show that I seriously would have liked
> to go on. They shifted everything in the house out to a warehouse where you
> went through it and sorted out what you didn't need and fitted the rest
> into a painted outline of your house. The thing I liked was that they were
> not judgemental about what you might want to keep - they just pushed you to
> think about whether you really  did want it.  And if so, where were you
> going to put it. The really good thing was that while you were doing this
> they were doing work in the house to store your special stuff. I would have
> ended up with lots of bookshelves, I know I would.  A lot of the things
> that people had were much harder to understand than books, but the focus
> was on finding suitable space for them rather than convincing people they
> shouldn't keep them.   Unusual

Sue N

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