Until recently I have been a big fan of more. More office supplies, clothes, kitchen items, or just stuff in general.
Surely more would make my life easier and more comfortable!
As we have realized how ineffective that lifestyle is, we have been pressing on in The Big Purge. We have ruthlessly pruned in most areas of our lives, but somehow towels have been completely overlooked.
During my “More = More” phase I thought that owning more towels would = less laundry. I despised doing laundry. I didn’t care what kind of towel it was or what color, any addition to our hoard (many were gifts) was good because it obviously meant I would have less laundry to do.
I love office supplies. My favorite part of going back to school each year was the new school supplies. Even now I am giddy when I get a new pack of colored pens. :-) I would rather have my husband take me to Staples than go to a jewelry store. I realize that’s probably strange…
I have a hard time figuring out what I will work for me until I get the chance to actually try things out. Then when those treasures are finally home if/ when I don’t use them, then I can’t just throw them away. So the stash has built up year after year. I had successfully contained things in drawers and other places, but enough is enough. Thankfully our pickup charity gladly takes them!! :-) It was nice to send them to a better home and get them out of mine!!
I also like to travel. We don’t go far or go for very long, but sometimes we go during weird times… like during the week when I will need some of my normal stuff. We have recently downsized our computers and gadgets (more on that later) so that now absolutely everything is portable. As awesome as that is, there are still some things that I like to keep with me. I’m glad to say I have finally found a solution that works for us. :-) I got this idea from this post on My Organized Home & Life via A Bowl Full of Lemons. She used a toolbox to contain her “portable office”. Brilliant! So, I bought one too. :-D (I’m not a fan of pink… so I was excited to find a green one… ;-)
I’m linking up with Project Simplify hosted by Simple Mom.
Today’s Mission: Drawers… except my drawers are actually organized… because the junk is on the surfaces. :-) So without further ado.. My mess:
*Note I took these with my phone… sorry for the quality!
I have already done some spring cleaning… I promise. It’s just that the chaos that comes with having two toddlers overwhelms me at times… Continue reading
Last time I showed you why and how to buy Children’s clothes ahead for a very good price.
Now I want to help those of you that might not remember what you’ve bought ahead… which was totally me. I got so excited about buying things ahead and getting great deals that I had forgotten what I had already purchased. My kids’ current wardrobes are the biggest they’ve had yet for that very reason. I would go shopping and see something completely adorable and on sale and I’d get it. The problem is many times I already had a comparable piece.
That’s why I created a wardrobe inventory. Continue reading
If you’re wondering how we did on the big garage/ crazy room project… the answer is: not well.
I have plans for a big purge this weekend. I started to get the itch again after I (finally) got all of my autumn/winter coats out…
In case you’re counting there are 14.