So embarrassing to share this with you (and I think I even may have before), but my craft room is a bit of a disaster.
Exhibit A –
Junk Craft Room
Some days, I don’t even know how this room got to this point. When I graduated from college, I had almost nothing. Now, I have stuff busting out of the seams of my tiny 2-bedroom apartment. When hubby and I first started out house-hunting, we wanted a “big” house to fit all
our my stuff. But, these days, I’m starting to think that a big house isn’t the solution. Is the problem that our space is too small or is the problem that I have too much stuff? I used to lean towards the first answer. Now, I’m leaning towards the latter.
I think the real issue is that I simply have too much.
Hubby and I spent a couple hours today sorting through the craft room.
We managed to pull out a huge pile of stuff to donate. I like to think that donating my stuff allows people who really need it (there’s some useful stuff in there!) to have it rather than me just hoarding it away in storage.
One thing I learned awhile back on neat is that sometimes, you have to learn when your inspiration is blocking your creativity.
One prime example of this is my collection of Martha Stewart magazines. I love Martha’s ideas, but keeping so many magazines is taking up a lot of prime real estate in my apartment and quite frankly, my apartment is so clutter-y, I’m too busy de-cluttering to even look through these! I think they need to go. In their place, I hope to buy the Martha Stewart Best of books that compile the best ideas from her magazines into small and neat books. I actually already have a couple and love them. She also does compilation magazines once in awhile, too!
In general, I think I have so much stuff in the way everywhere that I can’t function efficiently. My goal for this year is to simplify my life and my stuff. I’m taking big strides to down size this year. I’m hoping this will make my life healthier and happier and allow me to have more time to just live.
Hubby and I were so happy with our progress today, we celebrated with Ben & Jerry’s (my current summer treat obsession). He got a smoothie and I got the Half-Baked Froyo…yum!
Does any one out there have a “simple life”? What are your tips and tools you use to keep your life in order?