Video Vednesday: Reducing visual clutter


Kinda-sorta getting the hang of these babies, I think. For instance, this one only took eleventy-six hours to export to YouTube instead of eleventy-seven. Which is not bad for a 90-year-old.

Some notes! Because dammit, floating a video out there without text feels naked-like:

  • I absolutely could not find the place where Martha Stewart talks about removing labels, but I'm 99% certain it was an ancient issue of her magazine. Mostly because it has to have been 10 years (at least!) since I read her magazine. Which was a great magazine, but pretty p0rny for a non-crafty schlub like me.
  • I did, however, turn up this awesome post on Apartment Therapy about re-labeling the crap in your house, which would probably be a fun, puttery, "my brain is dead but I need to do something" kind of activity. And there are links to etching, which is both dangerous and cool!
  • I say "anyway" a lot. If I was still going to Toastmasters, they could probably cure me of that in a month. If anyone has any non-Toastmasters ways of curing myself, by all means, let 'er rip. Although just my embarrassment over saying it so much may cure me. Anyway! Anyway! Anyway!

And because these Wednesday posts have turned into a great place for me to ask questions and get answers:

  • What one thing, if any, would make this site easier for you to use? (I have a list as long as both my arms, one leg and a foot, but I need to start somewhere.)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


IMPORTANT ADDENDUM! While I am barely responsible for myself and not at all responsible for anyone else, it would be irresponsible of me not to note that you should probably limit your label-ripping zeal to benign, i.e., non-hazardous, non-medicinal, items. And if, like me, you are a nutty bargain shopper, make sure you clearly label any spray or other containers you offload your cleaning supplies into. Safety first, please!