Editing Beauty

I’m a world traveler, and I’ve picked up many one-of-a-kind items. I’ve also inherited items from family members, which means I have too much stuff. How do you manage potential clutter/having too many things? How do you store items for rotating displays?

A: This is an ongoing struggle. I’m pretty ruthless about editing and keeping the “flow” of beautiful pieces coming in and going out of my home. I remind myself that passing items on to people I love brings me equal amounts of joy (and sometimes more joy) than keeping them for myself. I have a few items I plan to keep forever, but otherwise, I am always editing. I like to think of my home as ever-changing and evolving. Pieces come and go, and I enjoy them until someone else gets a chance to enjoy them. We have put in lots of built-in shelving for storage. We use wall space to create niches with added storage, and floating shelves can also be helpful. Where there’s a wall, there’s a way.

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7 Responses to Editing Beauty

  1. Sheree says:

    I too rotate pieces according to the seasons

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  2. somdattadeb says:

    i am very bad at unflattering. I am too attached to things. This year one of my goal was ‘ getting rid of clutter’. I slowly improving. I like your idea of rotating dispaly. I’ll implement that.

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    • msw blog says:

      When an individual is emotional attached to items, it can be therapeutic to ask why and write out the reason. Then pass the item on to someone who will also cherish it as you have. I also found rotating items throughout your home beneficial as it often allows you to view the object from a different perspective or donate it if you haven’t used in six months.


  3. When you figure it out please let me know. I want to become a minimalist but can’t seem to figure out how. I’m in groups but the more I give the more I accumulate. 😦

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