More Simplicity.

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It’s easy to accumulate things. This year I’ve been determined to minimize. I wouldn’t say that I’m becoming a minimalist, but I’m gleaning lots of organizational ideas from minimalist blogs. And just trying to adjust my way of thinking. This week I spent two days minimizing and organizing my kitchen. Tupperware! Why on earth did I keep so much Tupperware? Whisks! Can I use more than one basic whisk at a time? 9×13 pans! Oh, the list goes on. There were duplicates of lots of things that I realized were just unnecessary.

It all started with going through our Christmas fluff. We had three totes/boxes full of things to decorate for Christmas. Of course, I didn’t use nearly all of it. I wondered if I could possibly whittle down the fluff to where it would fit into one tote. I analyzed everything. Probably too much.

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But it worked! All the Christmas fluff in one tote, minus the tree. And I felt free!

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The Great Christmas Fluff Purge led to other things. Our kids clothing was a big one, I’ll share later on how I tamed that beast. Well, I should say I’m still taming that one because it’s more about the process of buying than saving.

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You might wonder if your kids have too many toys. Chances are they do! The toy situation can quickly get out of control. I’ll share later on how to have less toys and not feel like a mean mom.

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My goal is to have a simplified home, where I can focus easily on our family and not get bogged down with all that goes with having too much stuff. I’ll bring you along for the ride. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

5 comments

  1. I’ll be reading along! Every winter I get this restless feeling to give away half my stuff. I strive to be balanced and sensitive to my family’s feeling too. =)

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    1. Oh yes Starla, Ditto on your reply! (Though the feeling comes at other times as well!). I’ve had times of someone wondering where something is and I’m silently thinking, “Is it better to tell them or just keep quiet?”

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