Hubby and I both admitted being overwhelmed with our lives. I am always on the edge of being sick and he suffers from multiple mild conditions (mostly lots of joint pain and fatigue). We decided to start simplifying our lives.
I have read about being a minimalist before but was never ready to take the leap. After taking a mental inventory of the all the stuff we have in our house and the thought of moving to a small house caused me lots of panic.
I love pretty things... I love old things. My love of those things had gotten OUT OF CONTROL. When I open a closet and things start falling off shelves or I can't find what I am looking for...it was a good clue.... we have too much stuff.
Each summer when it is too hot to go outside, I declutter. I tell myself I am thinning out for the gifts we will receive at Christmas. Its summer again and I am stuck inside looking at my "museum" house. I admit to myself how little I use the things that are around here.
We have started in the bedroom/master bath and hall bathroom. I don't have pictures yet because we are NOT done. We have already donated 6 boxes to our favorite charity. I am hoping to be done in these three rooms this weekend. Here is my problem (good problem)... I keep finding more stuff to get rid of.
Hopefully by Sunday night, I will have pictures of the new and improved rooms to share.
We are only keeping the things we love, use and need. That really narrows things down....