Good morning! How was your three day weekend? What did you do? Something fun? A little work around the house and perhaps getting the kiddies ready for school? Or did you get to relax?
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I did everything I mentioned on Friday, worked in the garage, did some work around the
house, baked a bit and yesterday I did nothing!
OK not literally nothing, I did read a book, and a stack of magazines, played on Pinterest and on Facebook and just hung out with my husband and pup.
I also came to the conclusion that I have too much stuff. Do you ever feel like that? I usually get these feelings a few times a year and then I have a purge. So I spent part of the weekend doing a little purge and now have to rent a U-Haul to take it all to the thrift store…OK, not really but I think I will at least have to make 3 trips. I have china, crystal, serving platters, silverware, chaffing dishes, and so much more. The good news is that someone will be able to buy it all and have at least 50 people come for a Holiday party!
Where does all of this stuff come from? Obviously that is a rhetorical question, I know I bought it or it was given to me. But I am merely thinking out loud, why do I hang on to some of these things?
The books I know I hang on too for sentimental reasons; they feel like friends. Then there are the things that people have given me that are special. But some of the other stuff, I look at and cannot remember where it came from or why I have it. That it not to say it is unattractive or useless but simply that I have outgrown it, or the life that went with it.
We no longer entertain as much as we did or on such a grand scale so I do not need all of the serving dishes and extra utensils and chaffing dishes. I work from home so I do not think I need many of the clothes I had when I worked in an office. I don’t really need 17 winter coats, even though I like them. Nor do I need two sets of snowshoes. So why am I “hoarding” all of these items?
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I would love to know, as you age, do you feel as if you need more or less “stuff”? Or do we shed our possessions from other times in our life and acquire new ones to suit our lives now?
I am very interested in what you have to say on the subject. Are you are saver, pack rat, or are you a minimalist?
Whatever the case my friends, I hope you have a great week! Enjoy your day!