Let It Go

Today was all about change.

Started out as a declutter session.  Get the chaos out & get organized.

One room in one day.  Then it snowballed.

Thankfully I wasn’t solo in the endevor or it never would have happened.

The couch was kicked to the curb!

don’t let it fool you, that was a fresh recover

No more wondering what to recover it with now.  No more UGLY furniture with old memories.  That couch has had its day.  Plus there is a new one on the way…. sooner or later thanks to my sister thinking of me.  She knows someone who moved & seeing the great condition of the couch & the FREEness, she snagged it.  So hopefully in August we can coordinate schedules & get it here.

Rumor is a table & chairs may actually be coming too.  What am I an adult now!?!  No more coffee table dining? whaaaa?  (yes please)

Still once the “trash everything” ball got rolling, we really got carried away!  Maybe it is all the get rid of the extra in your life, clutter is holding you back, etc talk I have heard lately, or maybe it was just time.

I tossed the ottoman with the wobbly leg that never stayed fixed.  The ugly side table that went with the couch and didn’t match the two other black Lack tables in the room.  Then it hit me when we were going through all the drawers & doors of the entertainment center – why not toss this massive beast too?  With the wood stuff gone, it matched NOTHING.  Plus it was MASSIVE!  Seemed like a huge change & isn’t that what all this is about?  Less space to stash the stuff, less stuff.  So we did.

Right to the curb it went.

My yard looks like someone could live out there.

Who knows what the neighbors think.  Who cares?  Feels much different in here.  In a great way.  The TV did need a spot to sit, so cheap fix it was.

Wishing IKEA was closer to dream in, but these work for now.

I feel very inspired.  The assistance of the man is a huge boost  – who can move a couch solo? Plus a book I just started reading, Throw Out 50 Things by Gail Blanke, is fueling fire.

Her method to declutter & organize is to toss 50 things, but unlike the previous challenge you can’t count each thing and you don’t have to rush.  Donate 4 books, only counts as one thing – books.  Toss 3 pairs of old worn out shoes, 1 thing to the list – shoes.  So you really are focusing on the stuff not the number.  Proud to say I am up to 36 things.  Yes I love a good challenge.

Now to decide what room to attack next…

Dreading my closet the most.  Maybe its time to climb that mountain again.

How the heck do we collect so much stuff?!

That blog cracks me up so much.  Nope I may never be an adult, but for now…. its ON!

Admittedly at first I had to wonder what on earth I was thinking.  I’m unemployed.  I’m in school.  I do not have the cash flow to be replacing furniture or anything really right now.  What if I need it again?  What if?  I will survive.  I do NOT need all those exercise VHS tapes that were collecting dust in the back of the entertainment center.  No one does.  Dog toys that Baxter never even looks at? Trash.  Incense cones that were free… never going to use them.  All this crap I don’t need…but what if it were to come in handy?  Who cares.

Letting it go.  If it doesn’t do me good right now, I don’t need it around right now.  Feels liberating, but yes a little scary.  Change always does.

Never get to where I want to be by living where I was.  Relocating doesn’t seem to be in the cards, but reinvention just takes imagination & motivation.

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