« Last post by Cricket on Today at 04:51:26 AM »
I had a huge meltdown about the state of our house about 18 months ago and we worked on the house for a couple of months until I got very sick. I was unwell for almost a year, where a good day was being able to get out of bed. I only left the house a dozen times in that year, mostly for medical appointments. So, our house was never finished and in the intervening time, it has become worse. Something has changed, though, and now DH and I seem to be on the same page ... we have too much stuff (DH couldn't see this before).
This past week, DH has been sorting through his papers, computer and console games, and clothes. He's been shredding a lot and getting rid of a lot of stuff. I have sorted through my clothes and filled 8 garbage bags to donate, plus 2 bags that are good for nothing. I still feel I have too many clothes, but I'm sick of looking at them and trying to decide whether to keep it or donate it. I've put a temporary hold on that task and moved on to another.
The hardest thing for me has been to go through my stash of material. Some I can list for sale without a qualm, others, well, I don't have a project in mind, but I don't want to part with it either. I told DH that I was keeping aside ONE box for stuff I wanted to keep "just because". That made the process of sorting through the material go a lot faster and less stressful. I've also told DH that once the just-because box is full, I have to remove stuff before I can put more stuff in.
I read through the whole thread and am impressed with you all. Two that stick out for me are Lyn2000 and her magazines - I had a huge smile on my face when you reported that you had read all the back issues. The other is gmatoy - I was so interested in how you organised your craft/sewing area.
We have a long way to go, but I think this time we will get there ... eventually.