Thursday, July 15, 2010

Minimal Living

Well, I mentioned the other day about "Minimal Living" and "M.O.M" (My Other Mother) left me a comment that really started me thinking. In the midst of all of the cleaning and moving this and that everywhere I really started wondering......
What can I do without?
Can I do without....
This HUGE drawer in my kitchen FULL of kitchen gadgets?
The overwhelmingly LARGE amount of shoes that I have?
The MASSIVE amount of "trinkets" that I have?
The years worth of just "Stuff" that I keep because I THINK I might need it.

Marsha told me once of her trick that she does. If she buys something new, something old has to go. So, if I buy a new shirt, an old one gets tossed. Same thing with shoes and dresses and everything else. I like the idea and really trying hard to work on doing it. It is a lot harder than you think. I have so many clothes and so many that I look at and wonder...."What was I thinking!!!!!" I go into my closet as often as possible and get a bag together to donate. Haven't worn it in a year....it goes. So far, I have cleaned out a lot of just stuff but I still have a long ways to go and a lot to go through.
I think this weekend will be the weekend to get into the small storage closet at the condo. I opened the door the other day and almost had a stroke!!!!!
I will have to take pictures as we go through things and get rid of them. It will be interesting I am sure.
I cleaned out my pantry the other day and I was so embarrassed. I had kept every plastic container that I had emptied. Cool Whip, Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese, Butter dishes. You get the picture. I am sure that you have NEVER done that before right???

So, now that I am totally inspired, I shall clean out and clean house......My husband will probably will be VERY happy but it will be a lot of work. Question is.....how many T-shirts can he get rid of???????
Stay Turned
LET THE CLEANING BEGIN!!!!!

Laboring With You (and Cleaning)
Doula Mama Pam

1 comment:

Marsha Judy said...

FYI - I still use the same principle although I have much less "stuff" here in Ukraine. I've been thinking about when I move back to the states - and it makes me very thankful that I lived this way! I've learned I need even less than I thought when I moved here. And, I'll move back knowing I need less there as well! (I will say people laugh at my shoes boxes though - but it works for me!)