Over the past couple of months I have been getting rid of “stuff”. Over the years we all collect “stuff”. The more stuff we get the bigger the place we need to keep our stuff. And with a bigger place we get, we need more stuff to fill it. I am getting rid of my stuff. I started in the bedroom with clothing. Why do I need 100 t-shirts? I haven’t worn most of them in SEVERAL years! They were the first to go. Let me back up… Last fall I cleaned out my closet and gave a dear friend 4 trash bags full of great clothing. If I don’t wear it that year, it gets gone. I was glad to get rid of it. I thought I would go out and replace it, but I didn’t. Kinda shocking for me! Fast forward to spring. Standing in front of my armoire, looking at all the stuff and realizing most of it is just taking up space, I started purging my stuff. When I finished with the bedroom, my closet was half full, I had three completely empty dresser drawers and my armoire could hold a TV again!
I was on a roll. I then went into the kitchen and started with the utensil drawers. That was fun and my boys will (hopefully) appreciate the cooking utensils. Onto the cabinets…2 blenders, 3 Crockpots, 4 coffee makers, 5 cooling racks, 2 mandolins (yes, TWO!) 5 loaf pans, 9 pie plates, corning ware out the wazoo! 9 cookbooks that were never used. A pasta machine, cake decorating kits, a full set of copper pots and pans and this is just stuff I got rid of! Williams Sonoma use to LOVE me!!! So did American Express…
Next are the books. I love my books, but I have read them and I’m finally going to buy a Kindle. I didn’t think I would every get one of those gadgets, but it will be easier to take with me on my journey.
You got rid of all your pie plates and corning ware? Please tell me they went to the boys and not the garbage??
No Melissa, the pie plates went to an employee. I don’t believe my boys will be needing them anytime soon. 🙂