"for the past 12 days i have been cleaning cupboards, closets, shelves. insisting that i give away something from each; two things, if i can. release the things i own to someone else. no garage sales, no consignment shops, no return on my investment. just release it and thank God."
I love to go through each room in my house and look at all the items in my home carefully, and get rid of things that are not necessary, useful, or beautiful at this time in my life. It is so freeing to declutter and make room for empty space.
I have never been one of those people to do garage sales, consignment shops, etc. To me, it is not simplifying. It just causes more work, energy, and stress to get rid of "stuff" that way. I prefer to give things away to a new home which will be used, or simply bring bags to Goodwill. Over the years we have given some good things new homes, and I'm so glad for that! I love to see items I have not used to its fullest be used in another's hands to their full potential.
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." ~William Morris