Moving into a smaller house has been one of the greatest learning experiences for me this year. It has taught me that I don’t need half the clothes I have in my closet, or the ten throw blankets, and lastly all the nonsense I tend to hold on too. If you know me personally you know I’m a sucker for organization, I keep everything nice and tidy. Call it OCD, or clean freak, I’m cool with it. I’m known to keep it all in its place, even my refrigerator has a specific order. (Yikes)! So now that you get the picture, it wasn’t clutter in my house or the need for reorganization. I wanted to give this minimalism thing a shot, of course in my own way. I began going through each room and deciding what was going to make the cut and what wasn’t going to the new house. I ended up repeating this step not once, but two or three times. Honestly, it felt SO great! I got rid of all the things that I just really didn’t use or didn’t serve a purpose. Who really needs 25 picture frames anyways? Not, this girl! I posted stuff on our local Buy and Sell and made over two hundred dollars. Ch-Ching! Now that I am in my new place, I feel more free. All the “stuff” I had accumulated was just “stuff”. I’ll be honest it was not easy to go through my closet but I’ll tell you that since I have rummaged my closet I haven’t missed a single item. I saw this quote on Pinterest “Very little is needed to make a happy life”. It’s SO true and although it can be interpreted so many ways it certainly applied to this post. I encourage you all to get rid of the “stuff”. Not only will you feel better, you can make some extra cash off of what you no longer use. I have also learned that even though its gone it does not have to be replaced. I am trying to stay clear of Target, Marshall’s, and my fav TJ Max to support this new habit. Less is totally more.
P.S. I will totally come help anyone who wants to try this out or needs help reorganizing! You’ll be so happy with the way it feels to let go.
- Have you worn it in the last 6 months?
- Is it a duplicate?
- Do you have room for it?
- Would it be used more by someone else?
- Why keep books you have already read, chances are you wont read it again.
- If you haven’t seen it in a year you wont miss it.
- Is it outdated technology?
- Ladies, cut the old cosmetics.
- Will you miss it?
- Is it trash? Be honest.
I know it can be tricky. But YOU can do it. You’ll thank me later!