So now that the joy of Christmas is over falalalala, like a good American I am jumping right ahead to new year’s resolutions. Trust me, I think big, so my “official” list will be very hearty. But, at the top, for sure, is gonna be: Cleaning out and better organizing my home office — aka “the computer cave” — to accommodate my solidified real life as blogger and freelance writer. Oh, that also means figuring out what I am going to do about all the lovely and delightful treaures that I Must Rescue from the basements, nooks and crannies of Pittsfield estate sales. I must admit, I publish this photo with great trepidation. It showcases my hoarding gene. But, I think most of you Retro Renovators will understand. My love for It All is a blessing – and a curse. Now that I have gone public with my office nightmare, the pressure is on to clean it up and get it beautifully organized so that you may take my advice on how to create a beautiful retro home at least halfway seriously. I am filing this one under “Mid Mod Madness/Happiness” because, yes, Happiness is a Clean House.