Decluttering reaches fever pitch

The Five-Year-Old and Gran hard at work decluttering the bookshelves. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Five-Year-Old and Gran hard at work decluttering the bookshelves. (Photo: Shala Howell)

This year, I am determined to travel more lightly. I’m cleaning out every nook in our house, getting rid of the little extras that make dusting a 12 hour project. Three porch-sized donations later, I’ve got a fully functional kitchen and absolute chaos everywhere else.

I need my house back.

Mommyo, sadly: “We’ve got stuff everywhere.”

The Five-Year-Old, brightly: “No we don’t. Look at the ceiling. That’s not stuff.”

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, muse about books and the writing life at, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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7 Responses to Decluttering reaches fever pitch

  1. tirane93 says:

    clutter maybe, but what LOVELY shelving!


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  3. Not sure what the word clutter means when you have clean up and then can’t find something. So, I’ve come to the conclusion just to keep it somewhat organized and leave those stacks of paper alone. But, again it’s that time of year for Spring cleaning.


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