When does the joy of getting rid of stuff ever wear off. I suppose when there is nothing left to get rid of but, for me that time has still not arrived yet.
Last night my husband showed me a pile of stuff and told me I could give it away. I almost did a happy dance.
Then this morning I broke up some styrofoam from our television box that we have kept for seven year in anticipation of another move. Now we have the made the move and, although I dare say it won’t be our last, it is a more permanent situation than military life has been for the last 27 years so out all the boxes go. The satisfaction I received from breaking it up and tossing it in the bin was out of proportion to the unimportance of the object itself.
My soon to be granddaughter spent the day with my husband an I on Sunday. Together we wrote a list of the things we did so she would remember to tell her mum and my son all about it. She asked if she could keep the whole notepad and when my husband said yes I thought ~ Yay another notepad out of the house. I still have two others to use up but I use them so infrequently they seem to last forever.
So you see, decluttering doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be a real delight to see the stuff leave and have space open up in the home. I delight in every little thing that goes out the door. You can too.
Today’s Mini Mission
Declutter something that is too hard to clean ounce you do use it so it is easier to use something else. Garlic press and pretty much any kitchen device you can use a knife instead of.
Eco Tip for the Day
Take the first car park you see when you enter a shopping centre, even if it is far away. The walk will do you good and you will save petrol by not trolling around looking for a closer one.
For a full list of my eco tips so far click here
It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when Iâ€™m slow