I started a series on my blog a while back, titled Decluttering 101, because I was getting really tired of "stuff". Well, that has led to more drastic measures. I mentioned here about downsizing all our possessions. The last, pushing three weeks now, I guess, I have had the flu, which is definitely slowing me down a lot in my mission.
A little while ago, I asked Mr. House Pretty to bring home some boxes from work. He asked me what size I wanted, and I said "the bigger, the better". Well, bigger is not always better, if bigger won't fit in your car, lol!
So, I arranged for Salvation Army to pick up the wardrobe boxes I had. Yes, you heard it right, I had filled not one, but two, wardrobe boxes, plus a mini stereo system that Mr. House Pretty was willing to part with.
Mr. House Pretty is a much better packer than I am. I just toss the items into the boxes, and he repacks everything. Now, here's the worst part. Before they came for the boxes, I went down to our family room where the wardrobe boxes were, to put something else in the box closest to our desk. When I saw that I couldn't fit anything else in it, I proceeded to open the box closest to the door, the one I had to pass to get to the other box. I opened what I thought was an empty box just waiting for some unwanted "treasures", and to my shock, it was packed to the brim.
I then proceeded to look inside the box to find out what the heck I had that would have filled up a second wardrobe box that quickly, and a little voice in my head said, "Ma'am, step away from the box". I quickly closed the flap, put my items on the floor beside the boxes to await another box, and left the room.
Now, to be absolutely truthful, I can't honestly count on the fingers of one hand what was in that box that I quickly closed. I just don't remember. So, if I don't remember what was in it, why did I have all the stuff cluttering up my home in the first place?!
And, if you are wondering which areas of my home I am removing items from, here is a small sampling...
I will be sharing on this blog some of my inspiration for why I am doing this. Are any of you feeling inspired to join me on my journey of "Less Is More"? I would love to hear your thoughts!