…at least it will be, by the time I’m done. It’s not going to happen overnight but it will happen. I’m talking about getting rid of all those superfluous things hanging around the house that are taking up space, collecting dust and not contributing to my peace of mind.
It’s funny because I planned to do this for a while now and it seems I’m not the only one who is in the process of purging. I’ve read several blogs, Facebook updates and tweets lately all talking about getting rid of the excess.
I look around my house and I wonder, why on earth did I buy this or that. What was going through my mind that I needed that knick-knack. There are many things we have that were gifts and hold great sentimental value – each with their own story – those I cannot part with. But there are other things I picked up on a whim just because – with no good reason other than I wanted it. That sort of thing has to go. Then there are the things we just accumulate over time. It is used maybe once or twice and then it just sits there and sits there and sits there… . Or what about gifts we receive that we really have no use for – as cold as that sounds – you know what I’m talking about – we all get them. And because of guilt or some sense of obligation, we keep them. Why? Will they ever know or find out that we *gasp* got rid of it? Sometimes too much is just too much and we realize that less really is more.
So the other day I started with the master bathroom and bedroom. Four garbage bags later, I still have the walk-in closet to go through and then I’ll move on to the rest of the house. I did do a once over in the living room on Friday which resulted in one garbage bag of magazines and junk.
The process of purging is not an easy one. Boy, do I know that! Tough decisions will need to be made. But in the end, it will be freeing – in more ways than one. And to that, I most certainly look forward!
How about you? Have you been decluttering your space or have you already done so? How has it improved your life? Have you been putting it off? If so, why? I’d love to hear from you. In the meantime, happy weekend! 😀