I've started my de-cluttering mission. So far I have the kitchen and my bedroom, living room and dining room done. I even had a mini garage sale, sold my big screen tv which has started turning on when it feels like it, what a pain and also sold an older black recliner that was just taking up space. All in all a good day!
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I have decided to work in my storage, bedroom. Its an extra room that I just have stuffed this and that in for over a year now. There are vintage clothing, shoes and purses and many miscellaneous items that I have not really given any thought to in quite awhile. I used to do some serious selling on eBay but when I went back to work at my present company, found that I just didnt have time anymore. That sure didnt stop me from buying though! I love all items vintage and find myself strangely attracted to anything old. I am very nostalgic and will especially buy anything from the 70's, clothing, kitchenware and toys. I also have spent years collecting 20's on up clothing and shoes and even some housewares. I have several old trunks from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. I have no need for this stuff and will see if I cannot get rid of some of it and put the money into the $20 challenge. My goal is to have some sort of sale at the end of February. That should give me plenty of time to sort tag and donate what I dont think will sell. I look forward to this challenge and to reclaiming my space!
Sometimes I wonder how I got to this point! As I sit looking around my house I have so much stuff! Stuff that I don't use, stuff that I don't even know why I bought in the first place. Lately I've been feeling as if all of this "stuff" owns me. I cannot feel comfortable in my own house because of the clutter. I was not brought up with alot of things. My parents, well, my mother was and is very frugal and never was our house cluttered and never did she buy something that was not absolutely necessary. Sometimes I wonder if that played a part in the way I am today. I always felt as though we did not have as much as the other kids. I longed for the designer clothing and all of the cool things that others had but my mother simply never bought into that. We got to choose 1 thing that we really wanted on our birthday or Christmas but never any other time. Was I deprived? Of course not, but I sure thought I was! When I was out on my own I simply bought everything I wanted to make up for all I thought I went without! So after 20+ years here I sit wishing I were back in the good old days when life was much more simple!
My first goal is to get rid of all these un-needed possessions, clear the clutter. I will go room by room until I am down to only the things that mean something or the things that I really need. This will be quite a challenge considering the size of my house and the amount of things to go through!