It's been a long time since I've even thought about this blog, and I've had a busy few years. Last time I worked on this blog I was separated and working toward a divorce, living in a studio with only some of my possessions and not enough room for even them. Downsizing seemed much more important then, and probably one of the only ways I had any control over a life completely in flux.
A few months later, everything changed again. The divorce got nasty, but I also got moved and got all my stuff back -- at once. (Including my cats.) That meant settling in to a new home, unpacking (mostly), and starting to go through stuff.
But life happened, as it does. The divorce finally went through and my life settled into a routine. But with routines come complacency, and once I got unpacked enough to live, I more or less stopped unpacking or going through things.
Lately the mess has caught up with me, particularly since I do love finding treasures... dolls, antiques, dishes, things I can identify when others can't. As the boxes have piled up, I've gotten tired of the excess, and now I want to spring clean.
I don't know if I'm going to do this blog the way I originally envisioned, by choosing a daily item to get rid of. In retrospect I think it's a pretty inefficient way of doing it. Picking something every day wasn't happening, for one thing, but it also required a lot more effort to think about it every day. Plus it always had that feeling of never being finished, of things never being sorted and organized -- and the things I was getting rid of lingered around for far too long.
Instead, I think it makes more sense to tackle it project by project in my spare time, such as on a weekend or a day off: Go through my closet one time, my kitchen another. Or break things up even more, and go through just one cabinet, but also reorganize it and have that feeling of a job well done afterward.
So the format of the blog (and the original reason for the 365) may change, but the spirit of the blog itself will remain. I hope to have more posts soon tracking the progress of my downsizing projects!