I am satisfied with the fact that our garage is a work in progress. Certainly the step by step strategy is being employed in this area of our house more so than anywhere else. Sometimes it may be one step forward, two steps back because it is the holding area for many things…
- Items awaiting their trip to the thrift store.
- Ebay auctions items that we haven’t dealt with yet.
- Things that belong to the children that will move on when they do.
- Things that we are not real sure we want to get rid of or not.
- And I dare say there are more than a few things that we just haven’t considered for decluttering yet.
What ever the reason, I am OK with that. One thing a day is all I have committed to do and I am happy to continue at that pace even if it takes longer than the 365 days. I am more than satisfied with the progress we have made, and with the benefits I discovered that came with going slow. Being calm and relaxed about the process and knowing that the lessons I learned along the way are now engrained into my psyche.
Now please join me for a tour of the garage before and after and keep in mind this isn’t the end of the garage declutter…
Item 322 of 365 less things
We dismantled the wardrobe that took up valuable real estate in the garage and put it out on the street during bulk waste pick up week. You can see this item in the middle of the Before photo at the top of the page. Most of the items removed from it were either disposed of during the pick up week or found a new home in the garage where once again something has been disposed of to make way for them. I featured some of the other items on Days 308 to 313 and Days 318 to 321.
5 Things I am grateful for today
- Coffee with a friend.
- Being able to play CD’s on the laptop – when you want to stay sitting next to your husband but don’t want to listen to the c**p on TV.
- Music – I really don’t stop to listen to it often enough while my children can’t live without it.
- My new little ebook – I hope everyone picks up a copy it is free to subscribers new and old.
- A chance to show our gratitude – Liam, hubby and I went back to the ICU and Ward G2 today to thank the staff for taking care of Liam for the first two week after his accident. Liam didn’t recognise anyone but they sure remembered him and were glad he was doing so well. We hope they enjoy the cards and chocolates we delivered as a token of our gratitude.