9.25.2009

{ fall purge }


Out of clutter, find simplicity.
- Albert Einstein

Won't you join ME this fall season, in getting rid of STUFF?

I really find that Fall & Spring are good times to sort through the endless amount of STUFF we have and get rid of it (either via ebay, craigslist, freecycle or donating it). It's a good time for a fresh start and the weather is still good enough to open up the windows and air out the house. Clearing space makes room for new (new simplicity, new peace, new routines, etc.)

It’s time to declutter our home + my life...again... what about you?

Turn on some music. Make your family help. Get 3 large boxes (sell, donate, recycle). Hit your closets. Yank out all kinds of old clothes that don’t fit or are out of date. Get ready to donate or sell. Go through your bookshelf and DVDs to do the same. Clean out under the beds and inside the drawers. Clean out the inside of your refrigerator and pantry and get rid of the crap (and the mold). Go grocery shopping for healthy items to re-fill it with. Clear out a corner of a room for space to put down a yoga mat. Clean out a spare bedroom to turn into a playroom for the kids. Rearrange your desk and bookshelves to make it feel like you have more space.

It sounds kind of silly but I always feel that if everything around me is more organized, other things will start falling into place.

image via potterybarn

3 comments:

dmoms said...

yes, I am so inspired to de-clutter this fall. forget spring - now is the time!

sweetbeets said...

I actually love decluttering...but sometimes I get stuck getting the stuff out of my home. Your post inspired me this weekend to finally go to the donation center and pass on the 2 bags and 1 box that had been sitting in my trunk for a few weeks.

paula said...

I just did a huge purge and it feels great. Although I still need to get it all the way out of the house.