It’s taken 16 years to make up our minds about what our next step should be when it comes to lifestyle. Finally, a decision has been made and it involves big change. We are moving from a house we love to another Houston location that better suits our needs and simplifies (I hope) life.
With that decision made, so begins the process of getting ready which involves going through all that has been collected in 27 years. The question becomes what to keep and what to get rid of.
This is the easy part. There are clothes in the closet that probably haven’t been worn in years. Still in good condition, they will likely be appreciated by someone else.
In drawers, things, some not seen for a very long time, were stacked. It took a while to sort through and separate, but the very organized end result created lots of new space. The best part is being able to see everything in one glance. This kind of order is going with me to the new place!
The really hard part of decluttering is going through batches of stuff that hold such memories. I have to admit to shedding a few tears reading sweet words from the girls. Nothing beats feeling loved by your children.
Some things were not so hard. I have a desk drawer crammed full of note cards, holiday greetings, invitations and the like. Those can all go because these days Paperless Post makes it so easy to send a greeting or invitation. If you haven’t tried that online site, do so as it is an efficient way to find a just right communication.
Well, that’s it for today. It’s time for a break and possibly a tiny tini!