De-Cluttering Life Stuff

Moving in: Day 1

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I just read my friend’s blog, over at Faith Barista.  Bonnie was talking about De-Cluttering. It got me to thinking.

I have always been an organized person….an everything in its place, kind of a gal. I put things back after I use them, so I know where to find them for the next time.

And yet…… I have things that I don’t need. Things I haven’t looked at for a very long time. Why do I keep stuff? Why do I hold on tight to things that really don’t matter?

Is it really comforting to keep things? Or is it a strangle hold?

Does relaxing my hand to let things go, bring peace? Peace… so that I can focus on the things that are truly important?

I believe it might be time for me to pare down—again. I’ve done it in the past, and to be honest with you it was extremely liberating. I can truly live on less, and still be happy.

I will admit it is not always easy. Watching television fuels the, “I have to have it” mentality. Turning off,  “the junk, the possessions, the things”  is a good lesson to learn.

Physically throwing out, or giving away stuff is good. It’s also good to do a clean sweep of my schedule. What is truly important to me? What are the things I really want to do? Are my days so full that I can’t breathe? Or am I able to relax and enjoy the moments? The ones that matter….

Cleaning up and clearing out!