Friday, June 24, 2011


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 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 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.


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!!!