Tuesday, August 16, 2011
What does "stuff" mean? I looked it up. "Personal belongings; Bits and Pieces; Odds and Ends". Whatever it is, I have too much of it. I've been working on it off and on for months now. Now I am getting really serious!
I had literally hundreds of cookbooks. I weeded them out and gave about half to the library. I went through all my old magazines and recycled 75 percent of them. I cleaned out my kitchen cupboards and gave about half of my pots and pans to the Goodwill. Now I am going through my pantry and getting rid of everything that has expired. I didn't realize I had so much of it!
As I accumulated stuff, I had to buy more shelves and cabinets to hold it all. Now I am emptying out shelves and cabinets. Once all the stuff is out, I get rid of the shelves and cabinets, too. I want my house to look sleek and uncluttered, with lots of empty spaces. I am preparing for another downsizing when we retire. I don't want to have to take so much with me to a new place.
When I see the newly cleared spaces, I feel like it's easier to breathe!