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It's interesting how different people view clutter. My MIL can't stand to have anything extra out anywhere in her house and one of my SIls has an over-tschotsked house. It is easier to work in the kitchen if I don't have to make a path first. Elaine has it sussed; soldier on!
Hello Friend! I lived to tell the story! haha I keep my counters "decorated" but clean. I have tried them with nothing on them. I cannot do it.I need the coffee pot. I need a pretty spooner with spoons. I need a little doll hutch to hold a tiny lamp. I need a stack of ironstone. I need a pretty platter/or mirror standing in the back. I need some kind of floral or plant. I guess you could say they are "very decorated"!! LOL
That's it! My counters are "decorated"!
If you have a place to put the stuff you used to pile on the counter, it helps. Somewhere in the kitchen or a room, do you have a place where you can put folders, books or whatever you stashed in the kitchen? My mess is all hidden in drawers and I have to go through it quite often.Since you are almost on a new habit, see if you can stay with the sparse look. Both your photos show a nice balance of needful things and cleanliness. Good luck with this.
I have things on my counter but not too many. My problem is I'm a "stasher". I pack things up and save them way too often. It seems like I'm always clearing out but somehow the piles get larger.Darla
Finally! There IS a way to describe me! "messy maximalist" !!!! And my counters are "decorated"! Love it!
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