Times Online - The space in homes taken by possessions has doubled, survey finds: First up, an article that helps remind us why so many homes these days feel decluttered, and why it is a good idea to look at decluttering your's. An interesting find from the survey was also that more young people are concerned about creating space in their home. Do you think the amount of possessions in your home has increased in recent decades or years?
homelife - Install a pediment: One of the great things about moving into an old house is being able to use old architectural features such as the (boarded-up) fireplace for displaying items. If you want something similar but your house is too new, follow the instructions in this article for installing a pediment, whether above your bed or in a living area.
The House Diet Blog - What to do with hideous heirlooms?: Whilst you may not have had the issue of dealing with heirlooms and what to do with them, where you treasure them because of who they used to belong to but they aren't something that you want in your house, this discussion applies equally to all types of gifts. I like this quote: "gifts (including those bequeathed) should be given unconditionally, giving the recipient the right to decide for himself or herself whether they want to keep the gift, return it to the shop it came from, re-gift it or simply give it to charity. It is the act of giving that is important here." Do you agree?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the upcoming week!