Friday, February 22, 2013

So...Operation::Declutter My Life

I am on a mission.
A mission to declutter my life.

I have been talking to the kiddos a lot lately about simplifying things - not making things more difficult than they need to be.  I want to do this too! 
I want to eliminate things from my life that make life more difficult than it needs to be. 
I want to spend more time on things that really matter and less time with all the clutter.

I am starting with decluttering my house.
Purging it of all unnecessary things.

I spend too much time picking up, organizing, and putting away things that I don't even care about.
It's taking too much of my time and energy that I would rather spend on other things, including just enjoying being home and enjoying being with my kids.
We've been in this house almost two years.
It is time to finish getting it in order.
I am so ready.

I have started going through our house, room by room, closet by closet, and filling garbage bags to bring to D.I. or to throw away.  It is such a great feeling. 
My goal for the rest of the month is to fill a bag a day.
But I'd be happy with one bag at all.

If we haven't used it in the two years we've lived here, it doesn't need a place in our home.
If we have more than one (and we don't need more than one) then it doesn't need to stay.
If I can think of someone else who would have more use of something than we would, off to their house (or D.I) it goes.
If I don't love it, I probably don't need it.
If there's not a place for it, and I can't find a place for it, then there's not a place for it here.

This week I'm tackling our CD collection and the junk drawers/piles in the kitchen.
I know it won't be easy because I'm super sentimental, especially when it comes to music.
But I know I can do it!

The decluttering begins tomorrow - for tonight, is date night.
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Thanks for stopping by!


Hannah said...

Good luck! I love dejunking.

Autumn said...

I am loving purging stuff from my house too! The less to pick up the better!