Monday, June 1, 2009

So Happy It's A New Month

I've gotten a bunch of stuff done these past few weekends, a bunch of the little things that have been on my to do list for ages. I got a bunch of yard work done, did a huge possession/de-cluttering purge after reading a couple of articles and posts on Gail Blanke.  Since I was long overdue for a de-cluttering, I figured "Why Not?" and purged about 70 items (and still purging).  The sad part is I've been hanging on to items that have very little sentimental value for me or even less monetary value (ie-they sure won't sell on E-bay or at a garage sale!).  I took the "better items" and brought them to Goodwill. I threw out a lot of junk and clothes. The really sad part is that I hung on to these items for years.  I moved back to New England 9 years ago and I had boxed up a lot of my possessions. I was "camping out" in a friends spare room for a couple months until I got my own space and guess what, I never unpacked a bunch of boxes. 

Yup, that's right folks, I have a pile of unopened boxes from a move of 9 years ago.  Needless to say, it was interesting to look into those boxes after all these years. I consolidated 7 Rubbermaid totes into 3.  The remaining three are a box of photos and some old memoriablia from my youth that I can't part with, a box of books that should be purged, but can't part with yet, and the last box actually some things I found that can be used in my daily life.

I also spent a boat load of money last month, not just on bills, but on needs and a lot of wants.  More on that in another post. I love the way I justified to myself the spending splurge-it was not pretty....

Needless to say, I am very happy it's a new month. I need a new month and a "clean slate" to kick start myself.

Hope you had a great weekend.

1 comment:

Dawn said...

I hear you! Yay to the beginning of a new month and moving forward!