I’ve been reorganizing the house like crazy. Getting rid of things. Trying to reduce clutter. Also, setting up my home so that I truly enjoy being in every room.
Like many, we are strapped and have had to cut down on most luxuries. I am not complaining because we are warm, fed, clothed, housed, and together. We spend most of our time at home because it’s just cheaper to be home than not to be. I love my home, but I can get really overwhelmed with all the stuff that accumulates. We have very little storage space and a toddler that loves to spread all her things around. We also have another little girl on the way.
Where am I going to put more stuff?
Last week, I had a mini-break down because I realized I just had to get rid of a bunch of things. Let them go. For some people (my husband), parting with objects is no biggie. I seem to imbue objects with far too much significance and therefore have a hard time parting with them. Well, after shedding a few tears (give me a break, I’m pregnant) I realized that these things have served me well, but now they no longer work in my life. It’s just stuff, it’s not memories, or promises, or unrealized potential.
In getting rid of things I no longer need, I made room for things that will serve me better. The Universe noticed and sent me some gifts via messengers. Out of the blue my MIL decided to give us a couch and I love it! I can stretch out on it and when I’m not stretched out on it or snuggle with both my husband and daughter.
Since we got a new couch for the living room, we decided to put our small love seat in the kitchen and create a little lounging nook. My husband thinks it’s great because now we hang out with him while he cooks.
Another home improvement was facilitated by my friends at CSN Stores. They sent me a toy chest to review. You might not think a toy chest would be very exciting, but both my husband and I were thrilled by it. This is what we were using before:
Tell me this isn’t a vast improvement:
We dig it! It certainly beats a pink see-through plastic tub. It was easy to put together (especially since I made my BIL do it), it fits far more toys than the plastic tub did, and someday I could use it for something other than toys.
My home just keeps getting better and better. Let’s hope the trend continues.
Disclosure: I received a free toy chest from CSN Stores to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. The opinions are mine.