First off - Hi, my name is Regina and this is my 1st time posting in this forum.
This is going to be a long and boring post but I feel the need to share to make myself accountable for actually following through.
I've been struggling for years with the chaos that is my home. I've made small changes through the last few years but am now considering doing something I consider quite radical.
My issue in the past has been both poor organizational skills/ADD and hanging on to stuff or gathering stuff that has no use for our family. I have way too many things 'just in case.' And as many of you may know - when I do need it, I have no idea of where to find it so I have to buy another anyway. So anyway - on to my plan. I am seriously considering going room to room and just ridding our house of everything we do not need or use on a daily basis. Like half used bottles of whatever in the bathroom, already read magazines, toys w/ missing pieces, unsold yard sale items, clothes I like but haven't worn in years and probably never will but.....things like that.
I could organize a sale, donate some, freecycle some but have the urge to throw it all out. Usually one I try to organize and donate and freecycle I get sidetracked and end up holding on to the stuff even longer.
So my plan to go room to room starting this week and just clear my house.
Which I feel will in turn clear my mind. Which will help me enjoy my life more. And most importantly - I will enjoy my family/children more.
Anyone else felt the urge or actually followed through with it?
My biggest fear is that I am losing money on things I will discard/give away.
I have struggled through life financially with most of my years spent living well below the poverty level.
Right now I feel so content with my life and do feel I am content with less.
Well, not only content - happier.
Thanks for listening.