Friday, June 24, 2011

Decluttering

No this is not my home but, it looks neat and organized.  A couple of weeks ago I went on a quest to make my life and home more @ peace.  And to me that means taking care of less stuff.  I have been nesting and purging like crazy and over the last week I made about 3-4 trips to the thrift store to unload my loads and get to a place where I am enjoying my space.  So last night I organized all of the books in on the shelves in the hallway, My shelves are about 7 feet high, built in and can hold tons.  I managed to cull 1 huge box of textbooks and I'm still not done.  Last week prior to my successful yard sale, I got rid of everything - or almost every thing I didn't need in my kitchen, Boxed all xtra clothes that were outgrown or not loved, toys that have gone unplayed with and paper whose proper home was the t-r-a-s-h.....got rid of it all!. 


 My bedroom had become a playground and laundry storage center and I had to reclaim my domain this week. Laundry, books, toys and anything belonging to anyone else other than the people that sleep there -all gone.  My jetted tub is accented by a small stone fountain, -and I mean small, and candles, No more rubber duckies or kiddie loofahs.  Walking into my Master Suite now evokes peace and tranquility. No more stress and chaos in my resting place.  I do thank FlyLady.com for the inspiration and Miss Shaun T for the jump start and who in about an hour and a half- helped me bag and box up 4 large  boxes of stuff for the salvation army, and inspired me to create a space that  requires less maintenance for my little people I still think we can still do away with more books and toys.  She was ruthless and I found myself explaining myself when she asked me whether or not I needed certain things.  She was tough but, tough is what I needed. I know that this is the beginning of something great. And it feels so freeing!  It's a huge challenge for those of us who school at home but, my goal is to be done by November 1.  Less stuff=Less stress.

2 comments:

Cindy said...

I like it, been thinking of doing that too, good to know it IS possible to obtain. I am going to try and pencil it in, Thanks for the post, I feel inspired! :)

sunshineperri said...

So proud of you! I have to find time when no-one is home, they go behind me and take it back to their rooms! I bet when you walk in the room, you feel great!! Good job!!!
Bunny