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Obsessions | Downsizing

15 Feb

Now that “winter” (quotation marks necessary after this bizarre season) is rounding to a close I’m ready to skip all the rest of it and move straight into spring. Along with this desire comes a madness – one of spring cleaning, organizing, and downsizing. OUT WITH THE OLD…! And that applies to everything – my closet, my furniture, my kitchen… Here’s a few life-simplifiers I’m particularly eyeing right now… JCrew’s The Tillary purse, $148. A little hefty in price, for me at least, but the perfectly sized (in buttery leather no less) petite cross-body purse in the poppy red I am currently obsessed with. This purse fits all the necessaries, but not the rest of the kitchen sink like my other one, which is very cute but makes my back hurt. I’d be paying for my health and well-being, how’s that for an argument? (By the way, they’ve restocked Poppy King! Go get it! It’s awesome!) Oh, to live near a Container Store… I’m ready to get my  bathroom in shape with the Large Acrylic Makeup Organizer, $34.99, and the 4-Section Acrylic Swivel Organizer, $9.99. The only items out on the counters would be encased in these handy organizers, easy to rotate products but keeping clutter to a minimum. I love the idea of doing something like this: I feel calmer already! Speaking of calm, I am itching to paint. I’m drawn to pale soothing rooms because they feel so open and clean and breezy. I love the kind of not-minimalistic but not-cluttered feel of these rooms… And while I’m at it, I’d love to get my closet more organized and paired down to something more like this… That’s my goal. I really don’t wear all that many items of clothing, so if I could get it down to the bare essentials and just have, say 20 quality pieces… I know I can do it.

What’s on your to-do list while we wait for the good weather…?