How many empty picture frames do have scattered around your house? I recently realized that I had several “just in case” frames in a container under the bed. Then I found some more in a drawer. And then, of course, I had a few in the garage! I decided to gather them all together in one spot and count them.
Yikes! I had 39 frames of various sizes and shapes—obviously too many to ever use! I had gradually picked them up at garage sales, clearance sales, dollar stores and Goodwill. They were all being kept for “just in case” I needed a frame.
I mentioned in my “Confidently Conquer Clutter” presentation that “just in case” collections usually end up being another pile of clutter. It’s really true! I had simply postponed making decisions about which pictures to reprint, which frames to use, and where to hang them.
Here are a few suggestions to help eliminate frame clutter:
- Be realistic about how much wall space you have to display pictures.
- Choose only the best pictures to display.
- Update and rotate on a regular basis.
- Take some pictures out of the frames and retire to a notebook or scrapbook.
- Sometimes it helps to completely change the entire wall display and start fresh.
- Donate all your extra frames!
I removed, rearranged, and refreshed an assortment of my children’s pictures. I also moved them to a different wall. I was pleasantly surprised at the new arrangement. Now I am working on a special space for the pictures of my grandchildren. ☺
Watch out for the folly of too many frames!