Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Clutter, Clutter, Clutter

I have too much clutter in my life and can't think straight! Clutter in the basement. Clutter in the closet. Clutter in my brain!
It all feels related. I have got to get "stuff" out of here or I will go crazy. What is it about a new year that makes us feel this
way? Right now I would like to just get away to a little island with no "stuff" but the clothes on my back. (And my cats, of
course.)

You probably know what I mean. The closet is full, but there is nothing to wear. You find things back in the corners that you
forgot you had. You buy a book, get it home and realize you already have a copy of it. Too many things!

So, right now, I am going to stop writing and start de-cluttering. A stack of newspapers ready to go. Bags full of magazines
and catalogs ready to go. Up to the recycle bins behind the public library. Racks and drawers full of clothing that just isn't
quite right, things I put on, then look in the mirror, and take back off. It's all going! Old lamps that don't work, knick-knacks
that make no sense... all going to the Goodwill. I love to drive up to the Goodwill with a trunk full of stuff, and the guys just
run out and take it all away!

So, here I go... see ya later!

3 comments:

Bearette24 said...

D did that with a book recently. Enjoy your de-cluttering :)

Natalie said...

You are in my head and pulling out my very thoughts!
I need to do what you are doing X 10!

Jennifer Jilks said...

When we lived in the city it was great. I took a room a weekend. Then, we put anything we didn't want at the end of our driveway. Most things disappeared within 2 hours!

At the time we moved, both my boys were moving out. That decluttered a lot! Then we put bags together for various agencies.

When I had to move my late parents' things out of the house I was over whelmed. It took months, and I vow not to do that to my adult children.

Good luck!!!!