Saturday, November 1, 2014

giving it all away // simplifying my life

I was recently inspired by this sermon and this blogger to simplify my life more. I realized I don't need an abundance of things or duplicates. So, I challenged myself to go through everything I own and give away what I don't need. Now, mind that I go through my stuff a lot but this time I think I was more straightforward. For example, I didn't keep something I never used but thought looked nice. As before I might have.

I went through my craft/sewing area (including my fabric), beauty things, purses, clothes, and books. I was so shocked on how much stuff I had that I never used. I came up with three bags full of things to give away and at least one bag of trash. Crazy.

This process can be time consuming, but I highly recommend it. You will be so shocked how much stuff you have.

When simplifying your life here are a few things I suggest:

1. Do you have duplicates? If so, give the one away.
No reason to have duplicates of everything, someone else could use it.

2. Have you used it in the past 6 months?
The likely hood of you using it again is slim to none.

3. The less stuff you have the less you have to clean.
Is is so nice not to have to clean up as much because I don't have as much.

4. Keep it if it's important, but don't keep everything.
Don't give away something that has memory to you.

5. With fewer things you can be so much more content .
If you don't expect to have as much you are more likely to accept what is in front of you.

all the stuff I had and was not using

all the extra toiletries I wasn't using

I don't own many books but I still had a few to give away.

This was my biggest one, fabric. I came up with two big bags of it.

I went from having two boxes full of beauty items to one.

What do you like to do to simplify your life? xo

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