I am NOT talking about people - although that is the hardest thing in the world to let go of.
I am talking about stuff.
I do it, you do it, we all do it - have waaaaaayyyyy too much stuff.
I read something the other day that really hit home. In a nutshell it said - we spend our early years buying and collecting stuff - then our later years getting rid of it. YEP!!
There were so many gadgets and things I just had to have when younger. Now they mean nothing, don't get used, and take up space. UGH!
I keep things for .....WHY? Why do I have so many magazines around, books that have been read and are not reference books, clothes I haven't worn in ages, holiday decorations that I don't use any more (and don't even remember having)? I could go on and on. You know the drill!!!!!!
I have really been trying to do better. I work on de-cluttering EVERY week. I get rid of something. I may trash it, may donate it, put it at the curb for FREE, give to someone that can use it - but I get rid of things. I don't miss anything and truthfully you can't even tell.
Now I do have my heirlooms that I love and keep - but I am even trying to dole those out to other families members, so they can enjoy them. I have collections of several items from over the years. I have many of them put away and out of sight - so I really don't know why I keep them. I have things that were gifts - but not needed. Maybe I have kept them long enough - that no one would notice them being gone! They need to 'shared' with someone that can use them and love them.
I just have a lot of stuff.
Lately I have thought to myself - what would happen if we suddenly had to move? Oh my goodness! I never want to put that burden on someone else, and I can't even imagine how daunting that would be for us.
Soooooooooooooooo I am on a mission to minimalize my footprint. IT NEEDS TO BE DONE!
Who is with me? Can we work on this together and report to one another our progress? It will keep us honest and motivate us.
Let's all get busy as if we were moving!!!!!
I will report at the end of each month my progress and you can all share yours.
LET'S DE-CLUTTER TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!