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My nice, now "organized" room :-)
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
12:06:06 GMT


I've been doing much better since quitting caffeine and my electric blanket, which I believe was interfering with my sleep quality even more than caffeine alone was.

So, I was finally able to make my very cluttered room a lot nicer to live in.


My phone's camera takes unrealistically dark, dull-looking pictures, so I edited these pictures' brightness, contrast, saturation and gamma (whatever that is) in mtPaint to make these pictures look closer to (or better than) how my room really looks.

Look how clean and organized it is!!!!! ;-D


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This is the best it has ever been.

That's the especially cluttery corner, next to my big window, which features my low-cost alternative to curtains - taped together pieces of scrap paper.

Part of my office chair is visible at the lower left, and the red thing next to that is part of my standing desk.


Here's the other side of the room:


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My standing desk still needs to be decluttered. But the rest - well, it's hard to see how I could improve on that. ;-D

Quoted from another blog post:

The wide painting isn't by me, and I don't know who painted it. Astonishingly, it was only $2 - two dollars - from a local live auction!

The smaller, more colorful picture is a Thomas Kinkade print called The Garden of Prayer, and if I recall correctly, it also was just $2 - two dollars. Found it at a local thrift store.


Here's the stuff at the top of that shelf:


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The shiny silvery blue metallic map of the world was from a local live auction in 2013, and it came with with a second map of the world which is in the second-nicest corner of my room. Both of them together only cost $8 (eight dollars) total, if I recall correctly.

I think the small vase on the right is made of very tarnished copper. It's quite heavy for its size. It might have been from a Goodwill thrift store or some other thrift store, and was probably under $4 (four dollars). I intended to someday clean it and probably sell it, but I still haven't gotten around to that.

The baskety vase was probably from a Goodwill thrift store and probably less than $3 (three dollars).

In the center is a greeting card or postcard.


Here's the second-nicest corner of my room:


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Actually, maybe this is the nicest corner of my room, because of those 3 lovely little works of art.

I originally bought those world maps with the intention of selling them, but, I ended up keeping them, since I usually am too busy with other things to try to sell things.

The blue/purple/etc. carnival glass was around $24 (twenty-four dollars) from a local antique store in January 2003, and that's the most I ever paid for something to decorate my room.

The pastel flowery vase was from a Goodwill thrift store, and was maybe something like $2 (two dollars).


Most of the rest of that shelf:



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And part of my 3rd and final shelf:


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The picture is part of a 1994 or 1993 Dinotopia calendar, and the red thing holding it up there is a screwdriver.


Finally, junk isn't constantly getting in my way anymore. I can easily open my mini-refrigerator, and roll my office chair around part of my room! I can actually walk between my bed and door!

Now I have room to bellydance without having to stand on my bed!

And, I finally know where my towel is.

Now, the world will be my oyster. :-D


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