Declutter: Our story

How did we get here?  Stuff in our house and our life is starting to make it hard to breathe.  We have decided that it is time to rid our lives of all of this stuff.  I have read lots of stories about others downsizing all of their things one room at a time.  This is our story of sorting what to keep, what to sell and what to donate.  Our goal is to be able to have a yard sale in the fall (we live in a warm climate).

I don’t know about all of you out there,  but we have very generous family members.  They are always giving us gifts and items, but things usually not needed.  We have a hard time particular  with these items.  So in just a short five years, we have accumulated enough stuff for a house twice the size.

Today is day one. My homework is to start in our family room.  I have two very young children, so my goal on a daily basis is to remove 10 items per day, per room.  Pics to come of what is removed.

If you want to join in on these daily goals, please post your progress.  Good luck on the great purge!

I was asked the other day what do you?  I stopped for a moment because recently, I became a stay at home mom.  Not because I lost my job, but because we chose to have me stay home to raise our children.  I said to this individual,  I am a mom.  They quickly asked what I did before becoming a mom.  To be honest with you, I don’t want to talk about what I did or I worked for because it is inconsequential to what I do now. 

I have read numerous articles about becoming a stay at home mom, but to me it has become much more than being called Mommy.  I am the cook, baker, face washer, declutterer,  financial planner….I could go on and on.  In order for me to keep a handle of all these new hats I am wearing, I am writing everything down.   Not so much as a diary,  but to keep myself accountable to my life and tasks.

I can only hope that someone someday will read my writings and find something useful or helpful for their own life.  For now, I will begin to think of my first real post about our life.  Now I have to run to read old Macdonald to my toddler.