Where did it go? It’s already the middle of August!
I find it hard to believe that kids will be starting back to school soon and that summer is almost over. It seems like we were just on vacation. It seems like I just started my ‘new’ job. But all of that was 3 months ago!
I finally cleared off my desk enough to put my laptop on it. This has resulted in me spending less time on my computer. Now, mostly when I’m on it, it’s to take care of bills and the budget, sometimes read the news and try to get caught up on blogs I read. I still have some buddy blogs to read from the end of July forward, non-buddy personal finance and minimalism blogs from the beginning of July!
But, my house is slowly getting decluttered. More than half of the smallest bedroom has been sorted through and a lot of things thrown away, given to the charity shop, and many books set aside to give to the local library’s book sale.
I’ve been slowly working on my office also. In smaller spurts than the bedroom, but it’s starting to look like an office again. There’s room on my desk for both my personal laptop and my work laptop. I’ve got a tiny pile of documents to scan and shred. I want to get rid of as much paper as possible and store everything on my computer.
Since we’re thinking about downsizing in the next 5 years or so, from this huge 4 bedroom 2,400 sq.ft. home to a 3 bedroom 1,500 sq.ft. home, space will be at a premium. We won’t have a garage, or a craft room, or an attic, or a formal living room, or a formal dining room. We won’t have linen closets or a coat closet.
I look at “stuff” now as ‘do I really want to keep it?’ Some things I have kept because the house would look to empty without if now and we do have to live here for the next 5 or so years. Some stuff is sentimental. It belonged to my mama, or my gramps, or it’s from our wedding. I will eventually end up taking pictures of some of this stuff and giving it away.
I being ruthless about it. I’m asking Scuba Man to help too. Not with the actual clearing out, but taking stuff that is his and asking him if he wants to keep it. He’s gotten rid of some things too! Plus, my wonderful husband is the muscles behind hauling the boxes and bags to the charity shop.
So for all of my wonderful blogging buddies, I AM still reading your blogs, albeit slowly. I do want to try to get back to posting more often, too. I can’t promise anything though.
Y’all have a nice weekend. I’m off to sort through more stuff in my office and small bedroom!