Hello again and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for checking back in with us for Part II of the “Collection versus Clutter” blog! There is a popular trend going around on how to trash 40 BAGS (of STUFF) in 40 DAYS, have you heard about it? Well, I have, and personally, I LOVE IT. But, I’m a goals and deadlines kind of gal, so this sort of thing totally works for me! Now, let me be CLEAR, this topic is always hard for me to write about because we have NEVER EVER bought a home. That certainly does not mean we haven’t had one or that we have never felt “at home”. Quite the opposite, actually. If you are like us, and many in the Military, OUR STUFF IS OUR HOME. So with that in mind, let me walk and talk you through my personal plan to help you achieve balance and organization in your HOME in 2017. We already know that we are moving back to the States in six months. So I am on a mission to purge our house of the unnecessary!
“Have nothing in your home that you do not know it to be useful or believe to be beautiful”~~ William Morris.
HOW TO COMBAT CLUTTER:
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I began my personal mission this past week and can’t believe how just a little bit of work each day has made such a big and immediate difference in my home. One thing for certain is that instead of looking around and seeing the chaos (all indicative of an active and busy life!), I am seeing a home that we live in and enjoy. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the beginning, but I guarantee you, the effort is worth it! I haven’t taken the outcast bags anywhere yet (I have plans for sell, donate, and trash) but it is so rewarding to see them stacked alongside the garage wall! It’s all the motivation I need to continue my mission! And the most amazing part about all of this is replacing the chaos with peace. WHO doesn’t want a little bit more of that?
Thank you for continuing to follow our Moving With The Military journey! We are committed to helping you make your home and lifestyle much more enjoyable while assisting you with home decor, solutions, tips and advice along the way!
Until next time,