My friend Susan was over a couple of weeks ago to drop off a Craigslist purchase she very kindly volunteered to pick up for me since she was in the area on a CL run of her own. With the new chairs — a client purchase — temporarily in my space, and Liza’s coffee table jacked up on my dining table the place looked more like a workshop/storage space than a home. And while Suz chuckled at the state of things, she later sent me the photo above of her own dirty little secret.
“Filtering, downsizing, editing, whatever you call the act of getting rid of superfluous furnishings, great buys and awesome next projects, the fact remains that a purge, no matter how necessary, can be bloody hard to accomplish,” writes Susan. “Upon returning home that night I glanced around my own overstock dilemma thinking that the next time I paint, I will put little ‘maximum fill’ lines several feet from the floor, you know, like the ones on the coffee carafe or humidifier, so that when they are no longer visible, I’ll know it’s time to stop, drop and well, just stop! Spurred on to act, I cleaned, organized and listed almost everything on Craigslist last night.”
The next morning, I received an email from a styleNorth reader alerting me to the fact that she’d spied a couple of cool mid-century chairs on CL that she thought I might be interested in. And who do you think was the seller of those chairs? Yup, it was Susan.