For quite some time I have struggled with contentment. It is an off and on thing with me, but too often I find myself wishing for bigger, newer, better. I hate that about myself but it is my battle.
Lately I have found myself with a different itch to scratch. I want to purge. Get rid of everything. Simplify. go smaller, used….or not at all. Seriously, why on earth do I have all this stuff?
So the theme of this week’s WFMW is supposed to be Spring Cleaning. But around here it has looked less like cleaning (and not just because I am allergic to cleaning) and more like purging. If it isn’t nailed down it is going in the garage sale pile or the trash.
What I am finding is I have taken a lot of stuff out of the clutter rotation and I haven’t missed a thing. My kids haven’t missed a thing. Nobody is missing anything.
I don’t know how it works in your house but in mine a box can be days and days of fun. A borrowed scarf and hat can fill up an afternoon. And crayons and paper can entertain for an hour. All this plastic junk with bells and whistles barely get touched.
So I am hoping to make a little on this garage sale and not replace anything that we sell. This will honestly be difficult for me because I LOVE a good bargain and garage sale season is upon us. But I really want to have 2011 be the year of living simple. Starting now.
This post is linked up to We Are That Family.