Thursday, January 16, 2014

Amanda vs. clutter

My husband and I have colds, and our bedroom is just as congested at we are.

With the both of us under the weather, neither one of has had the energy to tidy or clean. Our room is currently a wasteland of unimportant documents, unused products, and empty boxes leftover from Christmas. We are one step away from becoming a bad episode of hoarders.

My first response? Get this crap out of here! Throw it away, donate, burn it! Do anything but let it stay abandoned on my floor. This may sound a bit drastic, but the more I think about it, the more it sounds like a great idea.

A big part of materialistic lifestyle is to own and collect, but most of what I have has no actual value. I've been reading up on minimalism and I'm beginning to think it may help me break away from my spending habit. My brain works better in a clean and clear working environment, and with all the "stuff" I have it's impossible to maintain.

Goal of the week? Get rid of the clutter. All of it.

I'm going to work on a list on what I believe is truly essential. I'll probably post it, just for the record. I hope to keep it under 100 things - but I hear it's easier said than done.

Anything broken that is important will be placed on a "to be fixed / replaced" list.

Anything useless with be thrown away or donated.

Paperwork of importance will be filed.

Stuff that goes with a hobby will be organized. And only the highest quality of the stuff will make the cut.

Wish me luck, I'll be posting on my progress,


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