A-Train’s Clutter Resolution Before & After
I never thought that I'd ever show the world just how bad things had gotten, both on, and around the bureau in my bedroom, but I hope this will keep me on task to stay organized in 2020.
There is virtually nothing of use on top of this bureau with the exception being the leather travel kit. Why do I keep it there and not in my suitcase? Because that's where it's always been!
Every piece of electronic equipment in this photo hasn't been used in years. After much anxiety, I threw out all of it but kept the 1996 AIWA triple combo CD/Double Cassette/Radio Boom Box because it is being held for a retro enthusiast.
(It now resides in the attic with a throw out date of 12/31/20)
The old checkbooks have been burnt in a furnace, the lint roller is in placed in the bathroom shelf where it belongs and the pack of Hanes Boxer Briefs that are too small? They're in a new plastic bin in the attic that now holds all my 'slightly too small' clothes.
It's amazing how easy it is to dust and clean areas when they are not piled with junk that you're afraid to touch because 'at least I know where it is'.
This was the first step in regaining access to use my bureau as it was intended.
The next chapter in this saga is just as embarrassing. I hadn't even opened the drawers at this point.