I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Purging our stuff. I don’t know what it is that is so hard.
I don’t even remember when I got those tiny scented high-liters but they are so cute… maybe I’ll give them to Jaidan to use. NO. Just donate them. He doesn’t even like to color or draw. But they smell good. NO. Put it in the donate bag and don’t look back.
And that was just my thought process for tiny high-liters!
I WANT to get rid of stuff, it’s just getting there that holds me back. Previous years when I have purged I would think how I want to get rid of so much stuff and then I’m like oh well I have the space so I’ll just keep it in case I need it. Well guess how much stuff I ACTUALLY use? It’s really not much. So now I have no excuse. Keep what I use because there wont be space for anything else!
We stayed at a hotel a couple years ago and I was surprised at how peaceful it felt, not just being in a hotel, but just how clean it was and how simple life was. We just played Uno and ate snacks, watched a little HGTV (My favorite thing to do since we only have basic tv) I remember telling Jared that we could get rid of so much stuff at our house and not even miss it.
And especially now with two kids I’m pretty limited in my free time activities. Why store it and rearrange it every 6 months when I can give it to someone that can use it now and free my mind from having it.
This is phase 1 of the purge. I’m getting rid of everything that I do not use, is not my super favorite or that we just wont have room for. I’m keeping what I think I want to keep and once we get in the house I’ll have a better idea of what I actually want to keep & it will be easier to go through phase 2. Baby steps. All my stuff didn’t jump in my house overnight.
We have already donated 2 truck loads. I forgot to get a picture of our second load but it was bigger than the first.
We are also getting our house ‘show ready’ so we cleared out the backyard & did our first drop off at our new place!
We borrowed the FIL’s trailer to make one easy trip.
Fire pit, bench, swing, roller-coaster & jungle gym: