Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Moving My Doll House

Going through the process of closing Photo Styling Workshops after nearly six years and moving it to this blog has not been the least bit sad or painful. It's been refreshng! It reminds me of the systematic mental steps I take when I move - and I've moved a lot!

The last time I moved over two years ago (I'm in a very stable period now) I posted this story about cleaning my vintage doll house and I'll share it with you now.

In the process of packing for our move to a bigger place north of San Diego, I took my dollhouse down from the high shelf where it’s been perched. The dollhouse is the identical model that I had as a child. We found it at an antique shop a number of years ago. An antique shop! Oh well.

I took the plastic furniture out of the metal rooms and dropped it in some soapy water in the kitchen sink. Wiping out the rooms with a damp rag I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if it were so easy to clean our own houses? Take everything out and wash it, wipe out the rooms and then put it back all fresh and clean.

Then it occurred to me: That’s what moving is all about. Everything is dusted off, reorganized and sorted, packed in boxes, and placed in clean, new, empty rooms. I like moving. Soon I'll be styling some big new rooms and some familiar little rooms.

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