top of page

From Clutter to Clarity: My Attic Transformation Journey

Updated: Apr 10


The Attic of Doom - that’s what I called it. A space that became a graveyard for the homeless items of my life. It was an overwhelming pile of ‘things’ - some with sentimental value, others just random acquisitions without a clear place in my home or my heart.

The Clutter

For six years, the attic grew more chaotic. Each visit was a battle against the clutter, often ending with me retreating downstairs, defeated by the sheer volume of memories and mess.


A chaotic jumble of items stacked haphazardly in the attic
Years of accumulated stuff

The Turning Point

Then, a very good friend offered to help - a beacon of hope in the dusty darkness. Together, we embarked on a three-day marathon of sorting, deciding, and organising. It was a relentless process, but her presence was a gentle force, guiding me through each tough decision. With each bag of crumpled up fabric that I carefully folded I got closer to sorting through the mess.

The Vision

We weren’t just clearing space; we were working towards my dream of a beautiful, creative craft space - a sanctuary for my passions. That's what kept me going. Knowing that at the end I would have a place where I could come and be peaceful and focus on the things I love.

The Transformation

Post-clearout, the real magic began. I repaired and painted the walls, mixing up old sample pots of paint into a unique colour which I'm calling lichen. I zoned the space, giving every item a home. My fabrics, now Japanese folded in colour-coded blocks; my crafts, neatly organised; my books, lovingly displayed.

Fabric folded and stacked neatly on open shelves.

The Clarity

The attic is reborn and has gone from clutter to clarity. I've set up a standing desk from pitch pine door resting on two trestles. I have a sewing table, and storage for my upholstery kit. There is even space for a sofa bed. Every corner tells a story of triumph over the chaos. And the icing on the cake is that I can even glimpse the sea out of the skylight.

The Feeling

It’s more than just an attic now. Instead of recoiling at the mess and chaos, I look forward to taking my self off to this space of calm. It’s a testament to the power of taking small steps with the support of someone by my side cheering me on.

The Brazen

If you need a bit of oomph to get you across the line then join us at Brazen. It's a regular peer to peer networking group for leaders - your community of encouragement. It’s more than just support; it’s a partnership to progress. With the right support, the overwhelming becomes manageable, and the dream becomes attainable.

Don’t let your aspirations be just daydreams. Take that bold step forward with us.

Act Now: Secure your spot on the waiting list for our upcoming taster course. It’s time to turn your ‘someday’ into today.

29 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

댓글


bottom of page