Thursday, April 24, 2014

Days 2 and 3 updates -- and others

I have a couple of updates regarding previous days' purges, and an update on the blog in general.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 4: Belts and a scarf


What I purged


After debating over the cat castle, I was feeling mentally exhausted by the prospect of purging, so I had a hard time deciding what to get rid of.  Ultimately I chose something easy, something I know I don't need or even really use: belts.

Day 3: Cat castle


What I purged


This cat castle has clearly seen better days: It's scratched bare in places, the layer of fleecy material on the top is loose in one corner, and it's covered in fur.  But this is a different sort of post than the other two, because I'm not sure if we're getting rid of it yet.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 2: Purses


What I purged


Today I went through the next thing that has been on my mind: my purse collection.  I have a tendency to keep my old purses when I get a new daily bag, plus I have some that I was only using for special occasions -- which turned out to be only a couple of times a year.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 1: My sock drawer

Not that I got rid of my whole sock drawer -- but I did go through it.  I was inspired to do my sock drawer first because the author of Stuffocation, the book that inspired me to embark on this challenge in the first place, devoted several paragraphs to discussing what he'd reduced his sock drawer to.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Get ready, get set...

Whew.

Talk about simplifying: I had to finish taxes and get that out of the way before I could even think about tackling my plan of getting rid of something every day.  I was up all night, and only had about three or four hours of sleep around midday before I went to work today, but now that that's done I feel SO much lighter.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The problem with too much stuff

A week ago, Barnes & Noble offered the book Stuffocation as their Nook Daily Find.  In reading the description, I found the concept -- that we are overworking ourselves and stressing ourselves out with our too-materialistic society -- intriguing.  I don't usually get into self-help books, but this one seemed worth the money, especially since I have been feeling the urge to simplify my life a bit lately: As I'm sure most people do, I often feel like I have too much clutter that I don't know what to do with, and when you pack that into a 2-bedroom, 750-square-foot bungalow and a basement used mostly for storage, it can get pretty oppressive at times.