I wanted to change it up just a bit today and talk about "clutter" in our lives.
Is it hoarding? Is it collecting? Is it all the money we spent on "stuff" that we feel we can't get rid of it?
I had a yard sale this weekend. Talk about working hard for little pay. I never worked so hard for .25 cents! A brand new jacket I asked .50 cents for it and without skipping a beat he says TWENTY-FIVE. I said
By the time the sun had burnt me up on the 2nd day and I knew I was going to have to pack all the
Bottom line Sunday was over 100 degrees outside and not many people were shopping. Plus many people think a Saturday-Sunday yard sale will be picked over junk "left overs" on Sunday. The truth was our Sunday yard sale was FULL of new stuff. Hunk and my dad went to our barn and got another huge trailer load of "stuff" to go through on Saturday night. In fact I had "better" items on Sunday than I did on Saturday.
We bagged up all the clothes and bedding (about 15 boxes and bags worth) and donated them to a woman/child shelter in town. All the books we donated to the local library. The rest Hunk loaded up in the trailer to go either trash or Amvets or Salvation Army.
So in the end after a day of
I'm not "done" getting the clutter out. I have lots more things I want to really go through and finish getting rid of (Just to set the record straight, I will not be getting rid of it via a yard sale, I will be GIVING it all away).
When our lives are cluttered, when our homes are cluttered, when we can't find things or don't have room to properly store things or allow everything to have a place it can call home (besides the kitchen counter top) then it's time to do some thinning out.
I strongly believe when we live with clutter our mind is cluttered. At least in my case. I think that is why getting rid of the extra stuff feels so freeing to me.
I do have to admit while I sat there on Saturday and Sunday and unloaded boxes
I found myself thinking "If I could have all the money back from these purchases my bank account would be looking pretty good right now!"
I won't dwell on it though. It was an eye opener and I will use that "eye opener" every time I think I need something new. Am I 100% sure I will use the heck out of it? Do I have a place to store it? Will I still want to use it next year and the year after? How gut wrenching is it going to be to sell it for TWENTY FIVE CENTS?? Am I THAT sure I NEED it.
Clear the clutter! It is so freeing!
Momma.....stepping off her box.