One of the ideas is to get at these projects slowly and to give oneself a week per room, or in this case, per armoire. I'm normally rushing around and generally exhausting myself when I tackle a de-cluttering project so this attitude made a big difference.
The armoire is in the dining room and held every sort of dish set we own that is not in regular use. I would occasionally open it to pick out something to use for a dinner party, but I avoided doing that for the most part. It made me pretty upset to see how crowded and disorganized it looked.
Here is the before picture, it looks like something from a scary tv show called Hoarders: Tipping Dishes Edition.
|A scary mess.|
Here is the armoire after the Death Cleaning Magic:
I like to mix them with blue and white, to me they are very spring-like and look stunning with purple tulips and grape hyacinth for a dinner party.
|The teacups I totally forgot about.|
This little Rosenthal dish was a recent gift from Poppa. Sometimes I bring him food in little stoneware containers that are perfect for transporting dinners. He likes the containers for his leftovers and asked if he could keep them, but only if we made a trade!
|Waiting for Ole Rascal to take them.|
If you missed my original post on Swedish Death Cleaning you can find it here.
Have a lovely day today, I hope it's clutter-free.