Thursday, October 21, 2010

Simplifying the Clutter Challenge

Ok, the clutter in my house really isn't that bad and I'm not really one to hold onto unnecessary things. However, I do have a problem simplifying. If I have something that I would or do use, but don't REALLY need it, then I tend to hold onto it.

Recently, I've been feeling overwhelmed by stuff. I hate having pieces of clothing I don't love, but wear anyway because I just like them. I cleaned out my lingerie chest and found two nighties I had when I was first married. I suppose I ought to get rid of them. 8 years and 3 children later, that style just doesn't suit (fit) me anymore. So why did I put them back in the drawer?! A blogger friend of mine keeps her own wardrobe and the wardrobes of her children quite simple. I'm inspired (and challenged) by that.

Toy and books are other areas where I can simplify.

It is definitely taking a LOT of thinking through.

It doesn't help that I keep hearing a voice from my past saying, "Hold onto it! You never know when you might need it!" Waste not, want not and all that.

Oh, the challenge that this is for me.

1 comment:

Mommy Is Green said...

I am exactly the same way. Lately, I have been asking myself if I really need a lot of what I have. Do I really need that prom dress? I mean, high school is so over. And if I haven't worn a sweater in two years am I really planning on wearing it again? I've been making some progress but I definitely need to make more. :)