Last week a mentioned briefly that I was removing the visual "noise" from around the house. Well, it's true. I've removed everything from the walls and shelves and tables, even rugs and packed them into my cabinet just to have a little break. I have enjoyed seeing the emptiness and blank space, it's been a nice change.
My husband asked how long I'll leave it like this and I tell him, "Until I miss it". Or until this weekend when some friends are coming over to visit. With all of the things I have to do everyday along with all of the images I see on a regular basis, this has given me such a sense of peace and after a week and a half I still don't miss anything yet.
The other nice thing is when I do take out all of my knick knacks and decorations, I can think of new places to put them. I would definitely recommend giving this a try, it's better than buying a bunch of new stuff.