Monday, March 14, 2011
Inspired by Sarah and Sarah, I'm spending this Lent purging our home of the excess stuff we've amassed. Like Sarah, my goal is to get rid of 40 bags. And like Sarah, my goal is to simplify.
Maybe it's nesting.
Maybe it's spring cleaning.
Maybe it's my fascination with Hoarders marathons.
Whatever it is, the stuff has got to go.
And it's going. I've spent the past week digging through closets and drawers and piles of stuff.
Stuff I fell in love with at the store.
Stuff I had big plans for.
Stuff that I had big plans for, but I didn't know what they were yet.
Stuff that I thought I couldn't live without.
Stuff that I didn't need or want, but was easier to just ignore sitting in a pile.
I guess I never realized how much stuff we really had.
I'm less than a week in and I've already come up with several bags of garbage and bags of giveaways. And there's nothing in any of those bags that I'm really going to miss. I'm certainly not going to miss the clutter.
I've gotta say, it feels good already. And after 40 days? It's going to feel great!