Now we own two homes full of furniture and accessories and an antique booth filled to the brim. As I look around our Virginia home I wonder how in the world did I accumulate so much stuff in such a short period of time and why did I buy all this to start with?
Now, don't get me wrong, I have always loved decorating and changing out accessories. I have never been a minimalist where our home is concerned but I also never had the accumlation of things I do now.
I truly believe blogging has contributed to my obsession.
Do I really need six sets of dishes to create a pretty table scape?
Is it necessary to buy every cute thing I see at the thrift store just because it
will make a nice vignette for my blog?
Why do I feel it necessary to justify my purchase by saying
it was only $4.00 or it was such a deal?
How many demijohns does one person need?
Why do I have wood and supplies cluttering the garage
just waiting for my next project?
As we begin the process of selling our home I am donating things back to the original thrift stores where I purchased them. Some things have been taken to my booth and everything marked 50% off for a quicker sale. I have sold several pieces of furniture on Craigslist so far and we plan to have a garage sale once the house is under contract. Other things have been packed away. Each time I pack something I ask myself do I love this and do I really need it. If not it goes in one of the other piles.
The funny thing is once I started to de-clutter I began to really like the way our home looked.
Do you buy things at garage sales or thrift stores just because they are a deal and do you ever feel overwhelmed with so much stuff?
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