Friday, April 22, 2011
So, I read a blog post about a Lent project. It's called 40 Bags in 40 Days. It involves 40 Black Trash bags ( you know, the big kind) and 40 days of purging. Forty days! And Forty Bags! At first I think I could never do that (my house isn't THAT big! Come on!) Then I look around in each room and realize...there is so much we don't need. That I don't love. You should love everything in your home. And if you don't? It's not worth your physical or emotional "space".
Now, that doesn't mean I can throw out my couch and loveseat, even though after 10 years, I don't love them anymore. In fact, they kind of gross me out! They will go next year because I think my family would frown on sitting on the hard floor (it's not even carpet!). But what about the clothes in my closet that haven't been worn in...well, so long that there is an inch (well, almost) of dust on them! It's ridiculous to think that I will one day start to love those clothes. I think I'm holding onto them just so I'll have something in my closet. But that's silly. So, today I cleaned out my closet. And I love it. There are probably a few other things I could get rid of also. And I will. Sometimes, I've found, it takes several tries before you really get it down to the bare bones of what you need and love. I forgot to (or rather got all in a hurry before I could) take "before" shots of what I've done so far...but I think I'll take pictures of the piles of stuff I pulled out. They're really big piles considering how little time I've spent on it thus far. I'm excited. Of course, I'm doing this as Lent is over. Ha ha! Gotta be a rebel somehow! Toys, books, clothes....kitchen stuff....nothing is sacred. And I have some house projects coming soon too-hopefully!