We seem to have so much of it! Collecting on countertops and tables. Overflowing toy boxes and closets (and therefore floors and the laundry). It’s just so stressful.
I love that wonderful feeling of being away on holidays, and living with the basics. A few changes of clothes, basic toiletries, and not much else in the way of stuff.
Stuff to clean, organise, put-away, dust…. bleugh. We don’t even use most of it very often.
I always feel so much more relaxed when the house is fully tidied up, no crap on the counter or hidden under couch cushions. It doesn’t happen very often.
Less Stuff = Less Stress
Looking around today, it seems like a huge task, and we don’t have a particularly large amount of stuff comparatively to most people. So I’m going to start with just the , and break it up into 3 segments that I will tackle over the next 3 weeks:
Week One: Junk the Kitchen.
This shouldn’t cause too much grief, it will be mostly the gifts people have given me that I feel bad that I don’t use, so I keep in the cupboards.
Week Two: Junk the Toys.
I wanted this to be week one, but don’t want to seem like I’m waging a joyless war on the kids toys. I swear at all the plastic junk a lot and I know Husby will think I’m just being the fun police if I attack this first!
Week Three: My Clothes.
This will be the big hard scary one.
I want to hear about your experiences in clearing out your clutter. How successful were you? Did it lift your mood? Did you ever throw out anything you regretted?