I thought I had decluttered enough. You see, I have been in the “decluttering” stage for the past few years, and what I am learning, is that you are really never done. Anytime you bring something into your home, often something else does not leave. That is one reason why clutter happens.
Next weekend our town is having an area-wide garage sale and the timing of it could not be more timely! We are going to be moving in a little more than a month, and this garage sale has given us a kick in the pants to literally go through every corner of our home, and get rid of the thing we no longer need. What we need and want has changed over the years, especially since having Mazy, which is another reason why we are never done getting rid of what we do not need because our needs and wants change.
That is why I hold to the quote above:
Have NOTHING in your house that you do not believe to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
Clothes. Books that we know we won’t read again. Toys Mazy has grown out of. Decor items that we have no use for anymore. Kitchen items I have rarely used since moving here. Items that you think you might use, but now are only adding clutter. All things that we have no desire to move.
This is why I appreciate the opportunity to move (hopefully for the last time): we are able to get rid of the unnecessary, clear the clutter, and unpack only what we find to be useful and beautiful in our new home.
When it comes time to pack, we know that what is left in our home, is only what we want to take to Michigan. To have the “decluttering” process done, is a huge task accomplished. Thanks to my husband who has been on board with this too!
Being springtime, do you have the urge to purge? If you had to move, would you get rid of more than you could imagine? If so, I encourage you to go through every nook and cranny of your home, so that the things in your home are only what you know to be useful and beautiful!