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Monday, March 16, 2009

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At Last, At Last, Clutter Free

Can you believe it's been almost a year since we moved? Remember my confession that the unpacking had stalled? It seemed entirely probable that we'd still be living among boxes a year out.

I can guarantee we would have, except for divine intervention in the form of a story assignment. You can read all about our six-week "clutter diet" in the current (April) issue of Good Housekeeping. There is an online version, but I really hope you'll spring for the issue (or better yet, subscription), not just because that's how writers and photographers get paid, but because the great photographs by Jane Colclasure and Mark Lund are really best appreciated in print.

When I took this story, I thought it sounded like a fun and light follow-up to my last article. Writing that one just about wrecked me. I was ready for some fluff.

As it turned out, de-cluttering our home was fun. Really. But it was also unexpectedly deep.

Here's the deal. You go read the clutter article, let me know here, and ask any questions you might have in the comments section. Later this week, I'll fill you in on the aftermath of our "diet": how much we lost, and more importantly, how much we gained.

Photos used with kind permission of Mark Lund, gentleman photographer, vanquisher of tummy rolls, and DJ extraordinaire.



Blogger Ben said...

I read your article online (I'm cheap, you know) and was pleased to see mom's old desk in one of the pictures. It brings back memories. Thanks!

It was a great article, too. Now if I can just apply it to some of our clutter.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Kyran said...

since I know for a fact that your wife subscribes, I'll let you off the hook... and good thing she does, because passing the next generation a link to a photo of that desk wouldn't be quite the same, would it? ;-)

7:31 AM  
Blogger Java Jane said...

I think I am inlove with your dining room chairs. Swoon.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Awesome job! I really like your dining room/living room wall colour -- what colour is it?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Kyran said...

Thanks, all. I get a lot of inquiries about the paint colors. Will post a full list of them (all Sherwin-Williams) on Noteworthy soon.

10:50 AM  

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