Saturday 1 March 2014

Moving On Up

As I pack my belongings and possessions, ready for the drive to Holland, I have the mammoth task of sorting through a life time of memories. Throwing out old stuff can prove rather therapeutic and the process of sorting things into piles; 'charity shop' 'Ebay' 'Holland' 'attic' and basically organising my life,  gives the perfect opportunity to reassess what I need and want, and what can move on to find a new home.

I am ridiculously sentimental and letting go of the treasures I have collected over the years is quite difficult, so into storage they go! My dad has created a brilliant space in my parents loft, where many of my possessions will now live, until I eventually settle into a place of my own. Bags upon bags of charity shop stuff will make its way to the land of good will, hopefully bringing something useful to a new owner; one mans trash is another's treasure, and all that. And my Ebay account has never seen so much action.

As well as packing for my move to the Netherlands, I have given my bedroom at my parents house, to my brother, who has lived in the box room since forever. So once the dust settled with the organising stage, I moved into his old room and created a little space in the tiny cave that I will live in for the next few days, and of course return to upon visits home.

For record keeping sake, here are a few sneaky peaks of my bedroom, before it was packed into boxes and bags.

// My precious //

// I forgo my beautiful custom built, Mexican three door wardrobe… For now ; ) //

// And my ever evolving, always chaotic and frequently productive desk //

This is a fun little post that I will enjoy looking back on, as things continue to change and develop in my life. A new chapter has begun and many pages are turning, doors open and opportunities arise. As I forge my way ahead during this next stage, I will hold these simple images and plentiful memories close to my heart and use them as inspiration for homes to come. 

Do you have any tips for storage and organisation in a small or shared living space? If so, I am all ears!!


  1. Wonderful post...what kind of book, are you reading?
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    Lovely greets Nessa

    1. Ah thanks Nessa. Yep I am a huge bookworm and just finished A Storm Of Swords, the third book in the Game of Thrones collection (nerd alert).

      Your blog is lovely!!

  2. I have that bedding on my bed right now ha! I love it, your new room looks lovely

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

    1. It really brightens up a room doesn't it! I love those kinds of pieces, minimal effort ; )

  3. That is an impressive collection of DVDs! I found the sorting of stuff before my move to the US rather theraptic and I got rid a lot of stuff - in fact I only shipped a couple of small boxes worth of stuff and literally moved with a rucksack and a suitcase.

    Saying that, being that tough and rugged sorting my stuff I think is now to blame for my increase hoarding of vintage things these days, and with planning to move into a house and sorting our life into boxes, we have a lot of stuff.

    I should probably do an apartment/room tour before more of our life gets packed away.

    1. Yes, give us a window into your world!! Haha! I'm so nosey : D

      It isn't easy deciding what to take, especially for that first initial step. My folks are driving me over on the ferry… In a Mini… So that's going to be an interesting journey to say the least! Hehehe!

  4. Thank you so much for the follow and your lovely words on my blog, means a lot to me.
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    Lovely greets from germany and keep in touch. ;-)

  5. I love the floral bedsheets, where are they from?
    Your DVD collection is pretty impressive.

    1. Hey : ) They are super handy for adding some colour to a room! I am a naughty blogger and can't remember where they are from, they must be almost a year old, so my memory fails me!