Saturday, April 9, 2011

Decluttering-The Saga Continues


"I want to start this next phase of my life with only the things that make me happy and don't require constant upkeep on my part." From the book From Clutter to Clarity by Nancy Twigg.

I keep throwing things out and giving other things away in my constant effort to declutter. I'm seeing lots of progress, but there's so far to go. Where does all this stuff come from?!? I've stopped buying everything but groceries, a few summer clothes, and the occasional book. It's like the house manufacturers excess junk while we sleep. I'm getting ruthless. Lots of stuff that used to mean something to me, I really don't care about anymore. That's freeing, but I need to be freer. At least I don't feel like I'm drowning in stuff. It is getting better.

7 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

Your example is VERY helpful to me right now. I don't want to do the work of decluttering, but I do want the reward, so I will carry on.

debbie bailey said...

It never seems to end. I thought that once I finished, that'd be it. Doesn't seem to work that way. I'm not going to let that get me down, because I know how much progress I've made. I AM going to be much more mindful of what comes into the house whether it's mail or things we buy. Now if I can get everyone else on board!

Cranberry Morning said...

I just found your blog through the 'Reformed Theology' link. Can't believe you're also de-cluttering, love the Jane Austen movies and the Susan Howatch books!

Unfortunately, both my husband and I keep stuff cuz 'hey, this could be used for something!' a habit I'm trying to overcome. :-)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I so, so, so want to declutter! I'm planning on devoting the month of May to my house, and getting rid of stuff is my top priority. With two children at home, new stuff is generated constantly, papers and toys and books and clothes. Will it never stop?

xofrances

Pom Pom said...

Go, Debbie! Way to go! This summer, I HOPE I'll get ruthless, too!

gina said...

I am also struggling to simplify and declutter. We've been here 30 years and have way too much stuff. I keep reminding myself "if you don't love it, don't keep it".

Linda Makiej said...

Great advice and wonderful blog!! Glad I found you!