I have had a lot on my mind lately, which probably explains why the blog has been a bit quiet. I find that when my mind is over-worked, I have far less mental energy to put words to paper (or in this case, a computer screen). I have been feeling the urge to purge lately, and have spent the last week or so cleaning out and re-organizing many of my spaces. As I have gone through these spaces, I am dumb-struck at how much STUFF I have. I find myself wondering over and over again: Where did all of this come from? Clothes, toys, festive dishes/cake pans (that are fun, but very rarely get used), blankets, baskets, crafty stuff, excess home decor, and so on. I have decided that anything I (or my children) do not use on a daily basis, that is not memorabilia-esque, is leaving my house. Yesterday, I took half a car load of unwanted goods to Goodwill and I felt so light driving back home. I have also sold a handful of nicer items on craigslist this past week. It feels so good, but I still have quite a ways to go.
|The product of my closet purge. You can't really tell from this picture, but the pile was about 2 feet tall by 4 feet across.|
So, I am jumping on the simplifying wagon to shed as much as I can no matter how attached I am so that I can give my kids and myself so much more. Want to jump on the wagon with me?