Those of you who know me well understand my fear of clutter. While I love nice things (and there are quite a few of them out there for the taking), I've been feeling the need to get rid of anything lying around that doesn't serve a specific function. The lack of storage space in our home certainly plays a role in this -- and as the weeks go by I am realizing more and more that we are about to be one closet short. And no doubt will be accumulating a lot more stuff in the process.
It was to my great delight when I came home tonight from trip number 2 to the mall for maternity clothes -- and no, I didn't buy too much stuff! -- and found Scott had actually gone through an entire box of stuff and thrown away the clutter! I am not only amazed that my craziness has rubbed off on him, but am entirely grateful for the fact that I now have a devoted partner in my mission to achieve peace in our home. I think we might need to put a box in the garage labeled "Goodwill" and just start throwing stuff in there at random.
And then there is my mom -- God bless her -- who seeing my need for help, offered to take all those unwanted travel mugs away (you know, corporate logo-embossed junk that you feel bad throwing away, but have no use for).
Now, on top of the physical clutter in my life, I'm feeling the strong need to de-clutter myself. Time to let go of all the things that have been making me crazy. I've wrapped up my humongous Junior League project, and I'm ready to start slacking off on my housewifely duties. It is time for me to buckle down and devote the next five months to staying healthy, kicking ass at my job, and preparing for the new addition to our family. Those are my priorities. I'm letting all the other stuff go -- so if you come and visit, don't expect to see an immaculate home, I just can't do it anymore!
Any other tips on how to de-clutter my life will be greatly appreciated...