I feel like Kerry is my best friend (I’ve never even met her), and she just spilled my deepest, darkest secrets (the kind that you only tell to your bestest, bestest friend in the whole wide world) to the whole wide world!!!!!! I feel betrayed and encouraged all at once – I’m weird, I know!
On a serious note though- that post spoke to me. Just the other day I was telling the husband how cluttered our home is and how I really need to get my behind behind it!
My mother, who is currently living with us, dies a-thousand-deaths-a-day (Mom’s got OCD tendencies – sorry MA) because she can’t stand the clutter!
I normally do a big clean up and declutter every now and again but it currently just seems like there’s so much junk that needs to be thrown out immediately!
I swear if I see another Happy Meal Toy I will lose it!
I’m generally quite ruthless when it comes to big clean ups but since trying to live THE FRUGAL LIFE, I think I’ve let my guard down a little too far. In the past I would get rid of things that probably could’ve still been put to use. I remember once I gave away my daughter’s doll prams ( I mean why does a four year old’s doll need four prams?) well, she was VERY upset for a VERY long time because I kept the one I thought she liked the most and gave away the one she loved (not a good move).
I wouldn’t say we hoard things, our home is just full of things that we don’t need ( ha ha – am I in denial here LOL!)
So, on the road to recovery, I bought the book Kerry recommended in her post, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up (any excuse to buy a new book) and I’ve put in some leave for the coming week to tackle the clutter.
Thank you Kerry for inspiring me to get my decluttering done. I will let you know how it goes and look forward to that refreshing feeling!
Until then, Stay Beautiful 💋