Monday, January 14, 2013
Short workday makes for time at home to get things accomplished! Still filling boxes of this and that, I hung onto for years even after having about five garage sales!! What was I thinking?
I read another Sparker on her page about how she decluttered and it made a difference in uncluttering her life too. I think I was hanging on to things during my divorce that were comfort things, ONLY THINGS!! During that time, I lost six of my dearest relatives in one week. two in one day, I had major surgery, was in school full time, working four part time jobs, raising my daughter alone, maintaining my home and saw THINGS as what I could come home to, not change my life(haha).. Now I see that they never were valuable as material things, just needed as crutches to keep me alive and sane.
Laziness is another factor.. like some who have admitted it here: toss it in the closet and close the door.. How easy is that? for now..
I already made DD do a blood vow to not let anybody but herself into my bedroom when I die.. there are things I can never part with religious articles that I use all of the time.. they are antiques, passed to me form dear relatives.. I cannot bear the thought of somebody trashing them and have them in my TRUST to be donated..
I can bare bones it only so far, I draw the line at my personal religious and family items. DD's little things she made for me..etc.. what kind of mom would I be to toss all of them? I have one envelope of her drawings,,
I think Americans are the worst for this,, I never hear people elsewhere having such clutter!! Either that or they bury the stuff in their back yard or rotate it from one relative to another...
With so many deaths in the past twenty years and me being the person to help clear out homes, I can honestly say that I do not have one quarter of the things in my home that any one of those people had!! I laughed at the first few, chuckled at the ones in the middle and understood why, at the last few.. so that is what motivates me..
But seriously, 200 + decks of cards in one drawer??????????????? I guess I can dispose of all those old tee shirts I collected!Kidding!!!!