Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I've finally reached a turning point. The point where I'm ready to GET RID of things. Sure, I've had garage sales and let things go in the past, but this time I'm serious. I'm past thinking "Maybe I'll need this at our next house," or "Maybe I'll need this for a new vignette," or "Maybe I'll need this for fill in the blank ". I'm actually ready to get rid of every little thing I'm tired of or I don't LOVE completely. I'm ready to be brutal.
That's a big deal for me. I have LOTS of pretty things that I enjoy rotating and switching in and out of use, but it's stuff that crowding every nook and cranny of our closets and cabinets and garage and attic, and I'm D.O.N.E. Actually, I'm feeling a bit suffocated by it all, so it's time. I think I had to get to the point of feeling that way to be ready to let go of so much. I'm ready to value the space rather than the stuff.
I mean really, who has a drawer FULL of scented candles? Me.
And that's not even my decorative candles. Those have a cabinet all their own. I have 3 boxes full from a few drawers in my entry dresser and the living room cabinets. That's a very small start, and we have miles to go.
I even have a few furniture items I'm ready to part with, including this sofa (after living with it for a few months it's not quite right for us-so the sale proceeds are earmarked for a brand new one!), these chairs, my daughter's bed, and maybe this chair and ottoman, although the chairs might go on Craig's List because I'm asking a little more than garage sale prices.
Just letting you know, we're getting ready for an epic garage sale soon, and I'll probably be scarce on the internet this week. I want to spend every ounce of energy and spare second purging and preparing. However, it's already time for the Best of the Nest Link Party again on Friday, so I'll be back then to see what lovely projects from May you have to show off!
Wish me luck...I'm going in...