Spring is definitely in the air! Not only do I have almost all of my garden seeds in my hot little hands, but I've also caught a big case of Spring Cleaning. It's times like these, I'm so thankful for my little house!
There was a great article in the Vitacost newsletter last week talking about clutter. Basically, that we are stressed out because we have too much junk in the house. I totally believe it. In the past I attributed my craziness with things being in their place or toss/donation happy to a light case of OCD. Now I'm starting to wonder if my brain is just ahead of the game!
My conclusion after some retrospect is this: I'm happy with what I have. My needs are sufficiently met.
Now, that doesn't mean we're going 100% no more stuff. Given my love of spending some money(there's no frugal up there, ladies!) stuff will still be a part of our life. But I've decided I'm going to put some tighter reigns on just what that means, i.e. a productive hobby, to replace something we already have with one of better quality, buying local, handmade, etc. Bigger kitchen? No. Garage? No. Plastic junk? No. Six million shirts or shoes for the kids? No. Books? Ok, so that's the one thing I think it's pretty hard to have in excess.
I'm going to make sure and take care of what we have already. Starting with one room a week. Top to bottom cleaning, de-cluttering, organizing and sprucing up. Sometimes it's daunting to figure out just where to start. But this week, it's on like Donkey Kong!
I'm taking back control of my house in the name of better all-around health. You are invited to do the same! In some effort to be held accountable, I will attempt to take a before and after picture. Even of the basement. (*scream of horror*)
Monday, February 20, 2012
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