Everything In It’s Place
I have a confession to make–I’m a neat freak and get totally stressed out by clutter. It seems like I’m constantly going through “stuff” to see if I can get rid of anything else. I admit I have a problem. When my kids were young, I used to go through their rooms while they were at school to get rid of things I thought were trash. They eventually caught onto this and would go through the trash when they got home. As bad as that is, I’ve even thrown away important stuff before (not on purpose, of course). When my family was on a cruise, I accidentally threw away my birth certificate and had a difficult time getting off the ship. My dad still doesn’t let me live that one down. I guess you could say I’m a big follower of the saying, “Everything in it’s place.”
As I was cleaning out the basement over Labor Day weekend, I came across an antique brass round mirror I had purchased from England. I wanted to use it in the upstairs bathroom if we ever get around to remodeling it. Since that’s not going to happen anytime soon, I decided I’d better find a place for it or get rid of it. We have such limited storage space in our little farmhouse that I have to be mindful of what’s down there.
Thankful For Little Things
Right outside the upstairs bathroom is one of my favorite pieces of furniture, and Andy suggested we hang it there. It’s a pretty white chest of drawers with antique brass handles that holds all our bathroom toiletries. It ended up being the perfect spot for it, and now every time I walk by it, I smile. If I hadn’t cleaned out the basement, I would have forgotten about this pretty little mirror. Now it’s got a new home where we can enjoy it everyday. And I’m so thankful for Andy for hanging it because it’s HEAVY!! Does this ever happen to you?
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