Simplifying our Life

We don’t have a close date on our new house yet but we know it should be sometime in June.  I have a garage sale planned for May and have started that pile which has turned into an entire room full.  Nine years ago I moved in here with my ex-husband thinking we would be here, at the most, one year, which obviously wasn’t the case.  Now I’m completely ready to move into  a place with the Husband that is all ours but in order to do that some things must go.

I am the furthest thing from a hoarder but I realized I have still accumulated a lot of shit in the past nine years.  My goal for moving is that really, all of it must go.  Everything. There are a few things I hold sentimental value to but not much.  We will eventually replace all of the furniture, pots and pans will be replaced with wedding gifts that have been in storage.  I am not even saying everything should be brand new but I am saying we need to simplify ourselves. 

The rooms in the new house will be empty and I don’t want to go buy the latest fad to fill them.  I want to slowly fill them with what our family is about and things from our travels.  I don’t think Rebecca needs eight of the same toy and I can get rid of the empty picture frames under the bed.  I don’t need things that will collect dust on a shelf nor do we need that mixing bowl that never gets used.  And really who actually uses a waffle maker because we sure haven’t opened the box.  It is more like an everything must go sale.

While we are having a house built, it won’t be a home over night. Life will slowly turn it into a home but that doesn’t mean I want to fill it with clutter.  I want to fill it with the things that we need most not things we think we want at a moments glance.  I want to simplify our lives.

4 thoughts on “Simplifying our Life

  1. Just today I was looking at my blender wondering why I was keeping it. I was going to drop off some stuff at the thrift store and was going to put the blender in but since I haven’t used it in years I could not find all the pieces! Drat! It will go with the next load of junk

    1. It is amazing how much stuff we keep around without even realizing it for “one day.” it is a good feeling to just get rid of it!

  2. We are SO on the same page, yet again. I feel the same way, it’ll be a lot of rooms to fill, but with NEW not clutter, and in TIME and not overnight. Proverbially and literally 🙂

    1. The funny thing is we don’t have a lot of clutter in general but man things can get in those nooks and crannies! It is so refreshing!

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