Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cleaning out the Closets!!

Sorry I have been slacking on my blogging lately, I have been cleaning out my closets.  No really, I have been working on cleaning out my closets and I  have come to the conclusion that I am a borderline hoarder.  Do you hold onto items and hold onto items, because they are cute or sentimental and you don't want to let them go?  Well obviously I did, and I saved them all; greeting cards, magazines, photos, and every paper my child ever did in school and college, I pretty much saved them all.  

I read once that if you haven't worn a certain piece of clothing for a year or more that you should sell or donate it.  However, I rarely took that advice and instead my clothes had taken over all of the closets and every drawer in the house.  Cleaning out your closets can be very therapeutic and gives you a feeling of freedom.  Each bag of clothes, shoes and purses that I pull out makes me feel so much lighter. 

We will sell our house before we go to Belize and we plan on putting our house up for sale next month.  It is time to start purging most of our things since 90% of it will not go with us.  Thank goodness for scanners, I plan on scanning lots of personal papers and pictures, so at least I will have a copy of them.  It actually feels pretty good to have less things and our house seems so large now.

I can also add "plumber and painter" to my resume"  I have re-painted most of the rooms in my house and last weekend installed new faucets in the bathroom.  I admire people who do these jobs on a regular basis, but I hope I never have to do them again.  The only thing I want to paint is a Belizean sunset.


  1. Just found your blog & look forward to catching up on this great adventure y'all are doing. I've heard of Belize but glad you mapped it. How beautiful! Yep, I relate to the closet cleaning. For yrs I helped people organize their homes/offices- private & for real estate sales and even RVs! Now I work with people online. And you're right it is therapeutic. I've never had a client say "Hey, I miss X,Y & Z." And a lot say 'Why did I keep that?" Best of luck with the house sale.

  2. Thanks Jo, you never realize how much stuff you have until you have to go through it....I don't think I will miss it. We have moved it 8 times, I am not moving it all this time.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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