Making a dent...
...in our big old mountain of stuff. I bet I had 8 or nine boxes and bags just brimming with stuff that I sold at the yard sale with Jennifer. The stuff I kept to give away or consign is in one box(very small). Two boxes went to goodwill. I am making progress. It is slow but I am actually doing it not moving it all around the house like I have in year's past. I am experiencing two things of note.
1. I feel free-er somehow. Like I can go and find something I need without digging through a mountain. Things are filed a little better and are accessible. A friend borrowed a chef's hat yesterday and I went right to it. I love that.
2. I am feeling content with the size of our house for the first time in a long time. We do have enough room when there is not clutter everywhere you look. Don't get me wrong. I would love to have a larger house(2000 sq ft would be great) with a full unfinished(for now) basement(for skating, playing, birthday parties, scouts, etc) but I feel very blessed to have a home that fits our family, lifestyle and budget.
Also, as I get to the bottom of the barrel of stuff, I am finding guilty "stuff". Stuff given to me, stuff my kids made, stuff I have kept forever, hubby stuff, stuff, stuff and then a bit more stuff.
I am feeling so sorry for those of you who have not even started to weed out your stuff. What are you waiting for? wwwDOTFlyladyDOTnet is where you should start!! She is a lifesaver-but don't sign up for the emails, you will never leave your computer. Just make her site your homepage!!
Oh yes, if you have any tips-YOU MUST SHARE!! organizing, decluttering, filing. Any topic on conquering the organizational beast. I could read 500 comments if you have that many tips. Post more than once if you need to. THANKS!!
Have a blessed Wednesday!