Several years ago, my mom gave me two pieces of framed artwork featuring sketches of flowering plants in the style of old-fashioned botany books. There wasn’t any place in my house that seemed quite right for them at the time. Because they were pretty, I kept them for potential future use in converting my kids’ study into a sitting room. I thought they would make for a restful, contemplative ambience.

Two framed pictures of flowers. 

I still don’t have a sitting room, though. The computer I’m using to type this post is on my daughter’s old desk, which definitely needs replacing. And I want a comfy place where I can sit and put my feet up when I read books or write blog drafts by hand. Maybe a recliner chair? And then I need to pick out a paint color for the walls, and new carpet would be good too…

So, with all that left to do, I decided that I’d just take the pictures to the thrift store and let someone else buy and enjoy them. Even though it’s possible they might match the way I decorate the room, it’s more likely they wouldn’t match. And honestly, after I’ve had so much clutter sitting around in my house for years, I just want something new and fresh anyway!

About Clutter Comedy: Every Sunday (which I envision as a day of rest after a productive week of de-cluttering) I post a Clutter Comedy article describing my most memorable clutter discovery of the week. Other bloggers who wish to join in are welcome—just post a link in the comments! There’s no need to publish any “before” photos of your clutter, if they are too embarrassing. The idea is simply to get motivated to clean it up, while having a bit of fun too!

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