Welp, I packed them all into the guest room. The last two things to go in were the disco ball and the pale planter head–that says something.

If you are wondering what I’m talking about read this and this. I’m packing my accessories away for a month as an experiment. Not because I think they are wrong or ugly or I don’t like them, just the opposite.

why not?

cute junk

That dresser has stuff in it too. It’s not full. It’s not empty.

unadorned family room

Here’s the family room when I was almost done de-accessorizing it. I almost kept that planter right there, I had a great excuse, it DOES have a plant in it and plants can be allowed. But I knew I’d appreciate it more once it came back if I removed it. I was surprised at how quickly I could remove all the accessories from our home, it only took about 30 minutes and that was with me messing around trying to get everything setting out so I could get a few decent photos.

30 days

I can tell this exercise is going to prompt some more writing and photos, we’ve got a whole month to talk about it. I’m already really glad I’m doing this. If you are one of the brave ones and  joining in and want to write about it on your blog I’d love for you to link up, I’ll leave the linky open for a few days. Even if you don’t have a blog, if you are doing this challenge I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

i'm in!