You know the feeling. You just came home after a long day, open the front door, and instantly trip over 3 crayons and a lone shoe. Your eyes come to rest on a trail of toddler clothes from the nursery to the kitchen, where she had obediently done her part to get ready for the day. You want a pick-me-up snack, but all the spoons are dirty. Today’s topic deals with one of those things: crafts. (Please mentally insert in place of crafts your clutter item–whether it is shoes, picture albums, computer equipment, etc.)
1. Start by identifying a wasted space in the house.
2. Clear the area, making use of other parts of the house, storage, donations box, and the trash can.
3. Set up desired furniture. (In my case, a vintage desk to replace the display table. It’s all about function, opening up flat workspaces, and removing clutter from view.)
4. Gather miscellaneous craft items from around the house and organize into their new home. This may involve the trash can once again as you sort, so keep it handy.
5. Stand back and admire your work. You did it!
You don’t like seeing craft bits here and there all over the house. Clutter that cannot be thrown away is so hard on the eyes and soul. Today we took a wasted space and redeemed it to serve a higher calling.
Personally, I understand the concept of having been wasted space, and now being redeemed. A lot of clutter has been removed from my life, and I am a redeemed space, a lot more useful, beautiful, and peaceful. My environment is a reflection of what is happening on the inside. As I grow up, I am blessed to discover ways of also making my physical environment better.
That is my word of encouragement for the day! Redeeming spaces is what we do best.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Cheers! Have a better day 🙂