Sunday, August 8, 2010


I'm decluttering a bag of Chips right now. Yes, I'm decluttering them, not just eating them! It seems our family gets to the bottom of a food-package and loses interest in it with about one and half servings left, so we end up with a shelf full of mostly-finished bags of chips and boxes of Cereal and packages of cookies. And yes, I help perpetuate that by going ahead and buying a new bag/box/package before the first one is gone, so we end up opening a new package and eating that down to about one and a half servings, rinse and repeat...

I just got back from a 3 week vacation in a beach-house which had just enough sheets/towels/for one per person/bed, and just enough multipurpose pots, pans, dishes and utensils to serve the average beach-house vacationer's temporary needs. We were never without what we needed to cook a dinner for 20 (yes 20!) people, but we never had multiple, say, baking pans to choose from for that homemade Lasagne ( thanks mom, that was awesome!). So we never were without and yet the cabinets!! They had SO MUCH ROOM!

So I return from said amazing and yummy beach-house vacation and my first morning waking up in my home, I felt so much heavier- and not because of the awesome food, but because we just have so much stuff! Ugh! It was making me angry and depressed just sitting at my desk, knowing that all that Stuff was looming around me! I feel like I'm always getting rid of multiple garbage bags worth of Stuff and yet I really don't remember me buying any of it! ( It's called *Clearance-shopping-Stuff-Loving-Mother-In-Law-Syndrome, BTW) 99% of our furniture was handed-down or "inherited" from other family member(s) (See above *). We really don't buy Stuff!! I have more than I want already!

So, I have been picking little areas of the house and decluttering them. I'm aiming for two little areas a day until I go back to work on Wednesday ( and The Girl goes back to school, *Sniff, Blubber*). But I have a creeping feeling I could stay busy with Decluttering for the rest of my month, no-Year, no- LIFE! ugh. I need a shower just to declutter the ideas in my head now...

P.S.- Two posts! In One Week! I'm patting me on the back now!! :)

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