Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I have been trying to declutter for the past year or more. I have been doing it in fits and starts. I told another blogger that it would help a great deal if I could miss it when we hauled a truckload of stuff away. And that is about the truth.
I worked in the old garage-catchall place last summer and we can actually tell that I got rid of a lot of stuff from there. But I have probably gotten rid of more stuff from within the house and we don't miss a thing.
I don't think I have hung on to any clothing items in the hopes of losing enough weight to fit into them again. I have gotten rid of extra pots and pans. I have thinned out the books till I just cannot part with any that I have left. Well, if someone wanted to buy some of my quilting books, I could part with a few of them that way.
I have years and years of collections of quilt magazines....I even have a few years' worth of Quilter's Newsletters that were my mom's....and my mom passed away in 1996. They are a last memory of her sort of...when we would go home every summer, I always sat and looked through them when we sat and visited.
I haven't gotten rid of anything in weeks...maybe I should get busy with it again.
Edited to add: We were gone for a couple days and I got posts up and ready to post over at Time Stand Still and I put this post up...kind of as a joke and kind of we were having some hot humid weather and the photo did look appealing. However the joke is on me...I think the high today was 52ºF....and it was windy and too cold to be outside for long without a jacket.