Out With the Old, In With the New…

The current FlamingHot topic is “What are you grand plans for the year?”

Well, I already blogged about my studio focus for the year and that I’m coining it “Art for Art’s Sake.” But, in an effort to follow the sentiment of “Out With the Old, In With the New” I’m making a personal goal to reduce clutter.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.  That sounds like a goal that I’ve been meaning to get to every year, right?  But this is the year.  (And I just typed that as my 6 year old handed me a package of daddy’s old guitar strings that I asked him to save for me.  I tossed them into a pile with other stuff on the side of my desk).

Seriously though.  While Cathy Lybarger considered naming 2008 “The year of clean laundry and dirty living” I am going to coin the personal part of my year, “The year of no more $h*t on my counters.”  If you follow my battle with counter top clutter you know that this is not going to be an easy feat.  But, unless I want to ruin my kids for life, I must undertake this challenge.  Or maybe I should get worse at it since you know kids want to be exactly opposite of their parents, right?

Check in with me later to see how I’m doing.  Right now I’m off to buy industrial sized garbage bags for the initial clearing.

By the time 2009 rolls around my kids rooms will be de-toyed.  The ‘play room’ will be converted into a game/video room and the computers will be moved out of the living room.  Heck, I might even get around to some decorating here or there.  On second thought, maybe I should save that one for next year.  I don’t want to over-do it, you know.