With three children it’s hard to keep it simple. The garage is stuffed with bikes and Christmas tree decorations and Halloween paraphenalia and old toys and baby clothes I seem unable to part with. I’ve been pretty good over the years at paring down and every time I do I feel better, less weighed down.
We hold onto things for lots of reasons. It might have sentimental value, it might be “perfectly good” though we don’t like it anymore. It might have cost a lot of money and so getting rid of it is hard. But often all this stuff isn’t missed when we get rid of it.
It’s easier to clean when your home is less cluttered. You can find things too. When your junk drawer runneth over, it’s hard to find the eight pairs of scissors after all.
So I’ll be starting this project next week, inspired by Jess at Make Under My Life and documenting how I get rid of things – what gets donated or tossed, what I can’t part with. My goal though is 100 things. I think I can do it. If anyone wants to do it with me, I’d love company. The rules are simple: Get rid of 100 things in your home that you don’t need, you don’t like or are otherwise dragging you down. They can be anything from a pair of jeans that have never really looked good to your grandmother’s armoire that you’ve always hated (I won’t tell).