Saturday, November 13, 2010

How to let it go?

I have talked about it, I have planned it - but today is the day. It is finally time for me to clean out my storage closet.

Each weekend, I think to myself, "Okay - we can do this!" Then I find 500 other things I should be doing.

Here's the thing, in a little over 2 weeks - I will have to get to the back of the closet - to locate the Christmas boxes. And yes, they are all of the way in the back.

Most of the "things" in the front are items that need to go to the Salvation Army. (PS - did you know that 99% of all donations (including monetary) go to the needy? It's one of the few non profits that actually do that.) I have a HUGE garbage bag full of VHS tapes (entire collection of Sex & The City - I hate to part with, BUT- I don't have a VCR any more. :-()

Then I have two tents, tennis rackets, boxes of Halloween/Christmas/Costumes, a BIG trunk full of memories, my scrap booking stuff, a box of BETA tapes from my tv days, luggage, my candle making supplies, my soap making supplies - you know.. things you hoped you would someday actually pick up again. It doesn't sound like a lot - but for whatever reason, when I open the door to the room, things begin to fall down like an avalanche.

The problem is - I don't know if I necessarily need to get rid of any of it. Okay, the VHS tapes - yes. But the rest? I mean, I always beg people to go play tennis with me (I LOVE tennis), and I do hope to one day find people who are interested in camping. I could go on and on...

How do I let it all go???

What about you? What do you have that you are just holding onto?


Leanne said...

Wait a minute . . . did you say "scrapbooking stuff'??? Ms Nicole, are you, I mean, have you dabbled in scrapbooking??? How did I not know this?? ;)

Ok, sorry, had to comment on that first.

So admire that you are taking the time to tackle the storage closet. I have a storage area in our basement (probably 5 feet x 12 in size) that is a BIG THORN in my side. The truth - I probably haven't gone through most of the boxes there in the 9 years we've lived in our home (crazy, huh?) What's that rule - if you haven't used it in a year - GET RID OF IT!!!

Let me know how it goes. Maybe next week I can tackle my space. GOOD LUCK! (Start with a PS Latte - that should get ya going!)

Nicole said...

Scrapbooking - oh yeah - Used to be a BIG scrapper. It's been about 5 years though. :-)

Mama Hen said...

Nicole I started cleaning things the other day. I think people are all getting ready for the Christmas stuff and feel the need to get rid of things. I have a hard time letting go of things. But when I do I feel like my mind is clear. Good for you! I hope you are doing well! Have a great weekend!

Mama Hen


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