For my GSC2016, I am not just cleaning windows and screens, I am purging. I accumulate things, like clothing I don't like any more or no longer fits me. I always seem to find
So I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. Easy read, I highly recommend the book. And even though I have more than one room to clean, I think the principle can be applied on different levels, from a child or young adult living at home with their parents, to parents of young children, and empty nesters that maybe have a collection of a lifetime. So I think I am tackling this job one section at a time. And jumping right in.
I am hoping it won't take me six months to accomplish, but who knows, I will have to update periodically, so you all know how it is going. My clothes are almost finished. I purged all clothes, shoes, bags, down to what brings me joy, what I use regularly or need. Donated 4 large leaf trash bags from that, as well as one bag of trash. Whew! I already feel lighter. Dishware is up next for me. So pots/pans, cups, dishes, bake ware and the like.
I will say, my husband tends to be more of the "keeper" type (I won't use the *H* word to describe him). So we will have to do this together, and I will be sensitive to his needs as well. I am not even going to think about touching his things, his clothing, sports stuff, tools etc. Those things are his and I really have no business there. So I am sticking to my stuff and our/family stuff. I think I can make this work for everyone and we will all reap the benefits of a decluttered home. More updates will follow. And PLEASE all those who are working through this process, have worked through a major purge, or want to go through this with me.....PLEASE leave me a comment. I would love to have support in this process! Love you all!
Maybe I need to rethink this and start with paper stuff? What do you think?