I’m starting to feel antsy about the quantity of stuff we have accumulated in our house. Our excuse for many years was that we had to collect stuff for our house project. Hence the toilet in the shed, two sinks in the attic, and numerous other things. Some of the things were deals we couldn’t pass on. Most of that worked out, but we have about 650 square feet of cherry color laminate in boxes in our basement we don’t need. (Anyone interested – it’s real cheap) 😉 As the projects wind down, the need for stuff “just in case” disappears.
So now I want to purge. I want to go through each room, through closets and cupboards, dressers and drawers and get rid of the stuff we don’t use. The decent stuff will probably go to a thrift shop, Bibles for Missions, in Hamilton, ON. Mom takes it up with her.
Stuff slows you down, it needs to be organized and constantly gets in the way. By no means will I become a minimalist. I never have and never will be. But I am done with packing my cupboards, and closets. I want to be able to see what I have, and use what I have. I already filled one big black garbage bag of (shhhhhh) T-O-Y-S, which went to the curb today. And I filled three bags with clothes which I gave away.
This is going to be a long project I’m feeling. You have to get in the mood to purge, but my goal is to get rid/organize/go through something every week. I’m making lists to keep me focused and I hope I can actually accomplish something. I’ll keep you apprised of the progress. Anyone else want to do the same?