Shedding Stuff & Finding Freedom 08/19/2010
Brawn & I moved into our house at the beginning of June. Since then, I have gotten my kitchen put away (although not entirely,) my bedroom organized, torn apart, organized & now torn apart again & the living room put in place. I still have one bedroom filled with crap that I have been avoiding at all costs.
On September 1st my dear friend, Heather will be moving in with us. She will take over the room that is currently filled with crap. I have no time to avoid dominating this mess any longer.
For the past couple weeks I can't help but think about my attachment to "stuff."
I have been present for the conversation of decluttering & living with less for sometime now with my friend Shannon & several other blogs I have stumbled upon. I have shed so much stuff over the last year, I have made at least 15 drop offs to the local thrift store & still MORE STUFF.
I am to the point where I can't take it anymore. My stuff is suffocating me.
What is the point of all this stuff anyway? I have gone in the room we do not speak of a total of 5 times in the past 2 months. Obviously it is stuff that is not vital to my survival or health. I spoke with Heather & Brawn & they have agreed to have a garage sale on 1st weekend of September.
I will shed my stuff, make some money & send the rest off to charity.
I feel good about this decision, although some parts are scary to think about. Like letting go of those childhood toys I have been dragging around since I graduated high school. However, in my heart I know that it is time to live more simply & rid myself of that which does not serve me.
What are you letting go of that does not serve you? Have you been avoiding that hall closet or kids toy chest? Think about how lively you might feel after letting go of some material weight- be FREE of stuff!
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