I literally stood in the centre of my garage today and felt overwhelmed again. I’ve taken stuff out there over the past few weeks ‘in a rush’. I’m happy that it’s not cluttering the house anymore, but I haven’t organised it very well.
I do need to keep reminding myself that the garage wasn’t originally part of my 2020 challenge. Having said that I still need to keep some sort of order out there so that I know what I’m doing with what. It was a struggle and very frustrating but I did make a little bit of progress in there today.
Our Cluttered Minds Have Zero Concept of SimpleStephanie Bennett Vodt, Your Spacious Self
On the theme of thinking in a simple way, I was feeling very pleased with myself this afternoon when I took every single piece of clothing back to the shops that I bought a few weeks ago. I hadn’t worn any of it and decided that I didn’t like them as much as I thought. I have such a large surplus of current clothes to go through, so buying even one more item just wouldn’t be wise right now. I’m going to try wearing everything I actually have first to see how much I like it all and only buy what I love and need.
There’s another saying that I picked up from Your Spacious Self
Clutter is a state of mind. Clearing is a way of being.Stephanie Bennett Vodt, Your Spacious Self
I’ve definitely been finding more of a balance of being as well as doing. I managed to find some time for a nap again this afternoon. It was difficult to keep my mind quiet but sometimes you just need to listen to the messages popping up. After doing that I had a slice of cake and a cup of tea and tackled one large box from the garage, and cleared a small area in the middle again.
I also took some photos of a few items that I can sell – mix of furniture, books and toys.
I cooked a roast pork dinner which went down well. Then the girls asked me if I wanted to watch High School Musical 2 with them. It was a fun easy going film. I was impressed that they knew all the words. I remember the first film well but don’t recall any of the second one!
Now time for bubble bath and bed.
I know the garage was not part of your original challenge, but because of the pandemic you have not been able to get rid of some of those items as quick as you wanted so the garage is a stopping off place and is now creating more work for you. Congratulations, on getting rid of those clothes you don’t need, a crucial step.
Thank you. You are absolutely right. I must remember these things when I get frustrated. I was really pleased with myself too that I took those clothes back.
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