I’ve been on a mission to clean for the last couple months. Doing the blog house tour was good motivation because the rooms needed to be in order before I would take pictures to share! So as a side note- if you’d like to help me get the upstairs looking spiffy- leave me a comment today and let me know what you’re curious about seeing. Options are: upstairs bath remodel or bedrooms.
Back to my cleaning mission. I’ve been cleaning and trying to maintain things better. Then last Friday we had a last minute visit with my grandparents in Cloquet after a family dinner at Gordy’s. We had a nice visit with great free entertainment provided by the kiddos! And we came home with Jameson’s belated birthday gift. A huge bag full of toddler treasures. The next morning, our small 1/2 story upstairs looked like a tornado had blown threw. Literally. Now I have a new mission. Every few months I pull out a plastic bag (for Goodwill) and start going through our stuff. In case you didn’t know this about me, I am a firm believer in the mentality that less is more. I crave less. Less to buy. Less to clean. Less saves money and time.
The easiest thing to go through is clothes. I donate items that don’t fit or that I haven’t worn for a year. Being a family of 4 now and having 12OO square feet to live in, makes me more serious about living with less. Just this morning I pulled back the shower curtain and saw that we have 10 bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. I know I’ve seen them everyday before, but ten? We need less, even if it means Ry and I will be using Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo. (That’s a joke honey). When I have less it also lets me do less. I blogged last week about the “things I won’t do”. More to come on that later this week.
I’m curious to hear about you. Do you live with less? How do you maintain order? Any tricks to share?