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!

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5 thoughts on “De-Cluttering Life Stuff

  1. One of my absolute favorite things in life is purging STUFF. I hate clutter so much! My husband and daughter, however, do not share my passion. They hang on to everything! Luckily, their stuff is out of my areas, only allowed in her bedroom and his garage, or else I’d be stealthily discarding here and there! 🙂

  2. Great post and thanks for the related link 🙂
    While I dislike makng the time to declutter, when I finally get into it, I can’t stop 🙂
    If there’s ever anything I think I want to keep for sentimental value but haven’t used or looked at in years, I take a photo of it and then it goes straight to a charity store.
    It feels like a fresh start, which I love.

  3. Good post. As we clear out the clutter in our homes, we are also reminded to clear out the clutter that gets in the way of our faith journey. I am one who does not like clutter. If I haven’t used it or worn it in six months, it goes out the door. I grew up in a ministers home and we moved every four years thus had to be careful of collecting too much clutter.
    Blessings to you and I hope that your week is going well.

  4. Love your blog and found it by way of Schizophrenicwriter.wordpress.com.
    I have surfed through several pages and love your humorous take on life. When we can connect with the reader on an emotional level, especially an humorous one we have struck gold. Thank you for this post and others I have read here.

  5. I allow myself to have “memory boxes” where I keep things that I know I will want to see later on in life. One thing I can never seem to get rid of are pictures. To combat having boxes and boxes of pictures laying around, I try to pick up any kind of easy photo album (the kind where you just slide the pictures in). Even if they’re in a random order with no captions etc, I still make more use of them in an album than I would in a box! It definitely IS liberating though, to do a clean sweep of physical stuff as well as the “stuff” that clutters your schedule! Nice post!

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