Remember when I said that my New Year’s goal and motto was “LESS IS MORE!”? Well I do and I’m keeping my word. Ever since we came back from Minnesota for our Christmas vacation, I have been diving into our piles of stuff and selling or donating as much as I can. Its nearly become an obsession.
I have been doing this since September of 2013!!! Ever since we moved to another state with nothing and lived with the very basics, I have been a changed woman. I have understood the value of having less stuff. Less stuff means less time taking care of said stuff. You see I am a recovering hoarder and stuff has become my enemy.
With the chaos that Christmas can bring, it creates a whole new challenge of managing our massive quantities of stuff. Getting rid of stuff has practically become a full time job. But my heart gets happy when another pile of clothes gets donated or another piece of furniture gets bought. In fact, recently I have decided to stash my earnings in a separate place and decided that if I wanted to buy something from one of the sites that I was selling from, then I would have to use my stash. Well, I found a dresser that was perfect for the master bedroom! I mean its gorgeous! Pearly white with a black top that someone lovingly restored. Best part? I had made enough money selling off my childhood furniture to buy this piece that ‘spoke to me’. It felt great to get rid of (a ton) of old to make room for the new. And to pay for it with my earnings? Bonus!!!
When I am deliriously tired from the constant kid needs and homeschooling and no husband to help (he’s always working), but still need to purge our house from my enemy, I focus on that feeling of euphoria when it will be gone. Good riddance to used stuff. Hope it blesses others as much as it does me by not having it!
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” — William Morris