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my secret mess – time to edit for a simple life

If you have seen my house, it’s pretty darn neat. This is what my kitchen looks like…

our diy vegan kitchen with marble gray and white cabinets

 

We did the work ourselves and you can read more about it here.
Anyway, it looks pretty tidy right? Wrong!

This is the butlers pantry (on the left through the archway) as you see it- * iPhone photo

this is what you see-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and this is what it’s hiding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While the house looks neat and organized, pretty much every cabinet, drawer and closet has this same kind of mystery mess. I have NO idea what is in there any neither does anyone else. So there you have it, my pathetic messy little secret. As I long as no one could see it, it seemed like it really wassn’t there. But it is really there and now it’s time to put my goal of a more simple life to the test as I ruthlessly edit the junk,  getting rid of it all. We have made progress the past few weeks and have a huge pile of clothes, shoes and toys to donate but there is still a  lot of house to get through. While this part if simplifying is NOT simple at all, I hope that at the end of this process my family and I will feel less of that drowning-in-my-crap feeling that has been bothering me for so long.

For those of you joining me on this journey, have you had any unexpected challenges or successes this past week?
and next week I will show you the after of that mystery mess cabinet.

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