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Thursday, 12 March 2015

I'm done.

Every now and again I get to a point where I'm done.  I'm totally and utterly done.  I'm fed up with banging my head against a brick wall.  I am so sick of picking up the same stuff over and over again.  I'm so sick of consumerism that infiltrates into our life even though we are conscious of it and actively seek to avoid it.

Sometimes I look around my little house and feel like we have a decent handle on "stuff" but then I have a week like this where I just don't.  I have spent too much time yelling, nagging, asking.  I'm over it. 

MY LIFE IS WORTH MORE THEN THIS!!

Absolute minimalism is looking good right now.

My families life is worth more then this, our peace and happiness is worth more then this.  

I'm on a mission to cull.  Books, toys clothes, games, pots, pans, paperwork.  THE LOT. 

I don't want to up-cycle it, or save it because it cost money, I don't want to pick it up, I don't want to clean it.  Hell I don't even want to sell it.  We are so blessed and rich in our humble little home.  I want it gone from my life.  So I'm going to have a hot shower and I am on a mission.  Grants looking nervous.  NO ONE STAND IN MY WAY!!!  

Wish me luck!!

Xx


8 comments:

  1. Enjoy the process. Here's hoping the clutter nemesis is removed by your efforts.

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    1. some of it was! I do love de-cluttering.

      xx

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  2. Oh dear. Sounds like you are having a rough day. I would suggest packing up 'stuff' into boxes taped close so no one can get into it, and then if you do not open them in the next 6 months. Drop it off somewhere for charity. Just my thoughts on this.
    I have been where you are and you will get through it. Take a breath, have a cup of tea with your feet up.
    Now go get that cup of tea. ((hug))

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    1. Thankyou I did have a bit of a tantrum over it all! LOL

      I think a little nip of brandy in my tea that day would have been quite helpful. ;)

      xx

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  3. This is true, it is easier to just get rid of the stuff, than to store it or continue to look after it. Charities would love it anyway, and all the things will find their place via charities to the righr places anyway. So make up more room for you family, more time for yourself, and more air for everyone.
    It is hard. I am the one who is a bit like one fork/cup/hat per person kind of human, but my husband has an attitude of "what if we would need to invite 10 guests (so we have to have spare chairs and plates) and what if it rains for 5 months straight, so I would not survive with 20 pairs of socks, so I need 100)" . Our garage is full of stuff, oir cars bake outside in the hot sun, because there is no room for them in the garage. And it is all just boxed. Then when we need something, we cannot find it, so we end up buying it once again... And it is just choking us. I hate stuff. Honestly, this is getting out of hand. I hope we will move house early next year, so I could embark of the same mission as you are now :)

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    1. It can be so hard to see what your keeping as "being frugal" or hoarding isn't it? My Grant is a keeper for all things "just in case" but I must say after a few years of my talking about it, decluttering, and him seeing he can in fact live without a lot of it he is getting better. :)

      You sound so unhappy about your "stuff" I hope you guys can work it out soon.

      xx

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  4. Thanks, Emma! Well, it just surprises me that we arrived to New Zealand with my husband just a decade ago with one bag each. And yeah, after every wash few pairs of socks go straight to the rubbish bin ;) We recently relocated my older girl to another room, so I made sure I have only things and toys that belong there, and got rid of all the other things. Couple of boxes off to charity, some things are put on sale, some just given away to others. I also did bathroom the other day. So two rooms sorted! Now the most challenging will be the office. Wish me luck with this one :) :) :) thanks for your blog, it is fantastic!

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    1. I hear you totally. Only 4 years ago we had a flood and lost pretty much everything we owned and were displaced. Yet we have the same battle.

      Your on fire girl!! Good luck with the study - I think it is a difficult room to do as it often becomes the dumping ground. We do not have a study and sometimes I wish we did but other times I like that it keeps us disciplined. ;)
      xx

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