I've been doing a HUGE New Year clean-out, and even though I've only gotten rid of a small fraction of what we own, I am seeing a huge improvement in the look and feel of my house and our day to day lives!
I though it would be nice to start an inspiration thread for all of us on simple living and decluttering journeys.
* I now take quick, purposeful strides as I move about my house. I realised this this afternoon as I was walking form the living room to the kitchen. I don't have to shuffle to avoid stuff on the floor or dodge excess furniture, boxes, toys or clothes. It sounds minor but it is huge!
* Now that my kitchen table is permanently clear, I actually took out my sewing machine for the first time in about six months to sew! I mended my sons jacket that has been waiting since last winter, and also sewed up the straps on his school bag so it fits him better - I am ashamed to say that had I not decluttered and subsequently had the space to sew my son would have been walking around all year with a very uncomfortable bag.
* When my thread got caught and I needed to remove part of the machine to untangle it, I knew EXACTLY where to go to find a screwdriver! Amazing! LOL
Would anyone else like to share?