Project get rid of things we don’t need/use/use/want 2016 is underway. My daughter got rid of around 50 books. So did I. I have also gotten rid of the stray shirt, pj item, old Wii game, decoration, knick-knack and thing-a-ma-bob. It feels quite cathartic, but it is overwhelming to see how much we have, though I am constantly getting rid of things.
I feel like we as Americans just have so much stuff. If some major thing were to go down and I would have to leave here in 30 minutes time, I would only grab my daughter, cat, photos, journals and baby items I have kept. So, why the need for all of the other?
I started right after Christmas and have continued nearly every single day. That is called being blessed when one can get rid of hundreds of items and their home still not be bare. I want this to be the year of lean. Lean closets, lean waist, and lean spending. I am bored with dust bunny covered items just because.
My biggest problem is papers at this point. Ticket stubs I want to keep as memories, programs, fliers, doo-dads from events, postcards, the whole nine. I think February will be about memories that aren’t the normal material things. It will be good for smiles, laughs and cries, and though I may not get rid of a lot of it, it will make more for the next series of events and memories.
Here’s hoping that you are doing or going to do in 2016, the things that are healing for you and close to your heart. I started a one sentence a day 5 year journal on the 1st. I am looking forward to making that a part of my daily routine along with writing, exercising and praying. Blessings to you all!