another post about getting rid of stuff. i may be obsessed.
A long, long time ago I decided I was going to be organized. I was newly married and wanted to make a change in the way I did things. I wanted to please my husband, and I wanted to make our home feel and look nice.
After a few years of trial and error, and more error, I got a wild hair and spent an entire day going through all my boys’ Legos, organized them in nice little containers by color.
I learned that spending all day separating many thousands of Legos by color is a really stupid idea.
Just trust me.
And even after that idiotic ordeal it still took me many years to realize that I was not ever going to get it. I remember, as I hung my head in shame, telling myself that organization plus Melynda just isn’t written in the stars.
In the last year I have found a secret way around this, however. It’s called…
If you don’t have anything there is nothing to keep organized, nothing to clean, nothing to put away.
I’ve been told by my husband nothing isn’t realistic, and then he put his foot down when I tried to get rid of picture frames. So, I’ve had to modify my desire to get rid of everything to just get rid of most of everything.
Get rid of, as in, pile in a corner of the garage until I figure out what to do with it all.
Husband’s love it when wives do that, you know.
I still feel like we have too much stuff, and what makes it more difficult is that I’m alone in this. Because while I’m thinking about what else I could be getting rid of, my family is thinking about what else they can squeeze into the empty spaces I’m creating.
They’re a work in progress.
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