>> Monday, January 24, 2011
The New Year always brings a flurry of cleaning here in my house. It starts with taking down the Christmas tree and reclaiming the girls' play area. Then I slowly begin to move through the rest of the house. It normally takes me until the end of January, but it always feels good afterwards.
After taking down the tree, I went through the girls' play area - every single corner. I purged toys that weren't played with, craft supplies that weren't used, crayons that were broken, markers that didn't have caps and were dried out, and books that weren't read. By the time I was done, I had three full trash bags. One was for the trash and the other two were for Freecycle.
From there I moved into the storage closet in our family room. It's where we store our board games, linens for our pull-out couch, some of my crafts, memorabilia, and Nudgie's Tot School supplies. It was a mess -- a disaster -- a dumping ground. Again -- after a full day of purging, it's all nice and organized.
I felt cleansed. And I was just getting started.
Nothing was safe.
Our DVD collection.......half of it's gone.
Our CD collection.....alphabetized and consolidated.
Next up was my computer files. I went through all the blogs that I "follow" and scaled those down. I had over 300 blogs on my follow list. Realistically, I wasn't reading all of them. I read a lot of blogs through Facebook now, so if you have a Facebook page, I'm probably following you.
I still have a ways to go. The big project is the laundry room - where I store my eBay stuff and more craft stuff. It's an avalanche just waiting to crush a small child - or one hapless mommy.
I have to say that it really feels good to get rid of all that extra STUFF!!
How about you? Are you purging anything from your life?