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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Feeling the Need to Purge

I feel the need to clean up my house and get rid of some unwanted items.  I have no desire to go to all the trouble of holding a garage sale so off to the thrift it goes.

Maybe it's an early bit of Spring Fever striking, urging me towards spring cleaning and decluttering.  I'm down and out for the next couple days while I recover from a minor surgical procedure, and it's giving me plenty of time to look around and realize my little blue cottage is getting over full once again.

So away it goes. 

One thing being nearly homeless teaches you is that stuff just holds you back and causes anxiety.  How do I store it, clean it, maintain it, display it?  I think, that for a long time I collected and held onto "things" because I was trying to make myself happy by surrounding myself with pretty baubles, fancy clothes, and tidbits.  I was miserable at home so I filled my house up with "stuff" hoping it would bring me some happiness.

Now I'm very happy - and my desire to store and maintain anything non-essential is very limited.  I don't need things to make myself feel loved and comfortable, and therefore they need to go. 

I think I'll start with my closet and work my way from my room to the kids' - then to the main living area.  I love making a plan.  I love making a list and checking things off as I accomplish them.  As soon as I'm feeling better I'm going to start getting this little cottage in ship shape.


  1. Agreed. When I moved from our older, and much larger, home to this one, we downsized A LOT. I find it much easier to get rid of clutter now than before.

    Enjoy. Hope the surgery is simple. Hope all is well.

  2. I've been feeling the same urge since about Christmastime. I've been working on it...but it's not moving a long as quickly as I would like. Hopefully I can make more progress with it soon!

    Good luck with yours. It's such a great feeling to get rid of unnecessary "stuff".