…and that’s an order!
We’re moving! Goodbye apartment living and hello house!
So it’s time to face uncovering all the things in every nook, cranny and closet. Oops don’t forget under the bed too! So, how do I let go of the “guilty clutter?” I feel guilt about giving away gifts, objects that are “supposed” to be sentimental and yes even anthropomorphized stuffed animals!!!
The simple answer to the question “Does this (insert thing here) bring me joy?” when wavering between the keep or donate box has helped me enormously. (a la Marie Kondo)There really is freedom in letting go and in cherishing what you love.
I came upon this article from orgjunkie.com that really helped me. If she can feel unburdened by donating her mother’s wedding china to a thrift store, surely I can part with the cookie jar stowed in a cupboard from a former friend!
I also found reassurance and inspiration from fellow blogger, Tierney of tierneycreates You can read her posts about her personal experiences under the category “My Topics”…”My Minimalism Journey” on her blog. In addition to her beautiful quilting and artistry, her blog is also full of wisdom and adventure.
At 46 years old I will be living in my first house (besides my childhood one) and we are so nervous and happy and full of home improvement plans it makes my head spin 😜
The last thing I be packing besides our cats (safely into their carriers of course!) is my sewing machine. Oh and for sure, they all will be the first to be unpacked in the new pad! ~Abbie ✨