Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Boxes, boxes, boxes

Today I spent a couple of hours sorting through boxes. Some I haven't opened for at least ethe 9 years we have lived in this house. I am aiming to avoid featuring on a episode of "Hoarders". I am gradually filling our recycling bin and creating a pile of things to give away. In amongst it all I have found some gems.
  1. A locket that I recieved when I was confirmed at 13
  2. The "key" that was signed at my 21st birthday party
Mostly it is just stuff but I surprise myself sometimes at how tightly I hang on to the things of this world.  I need to remind myself that my heavenly home will have all I need and that I don't need to keep everything here.


Mel said...

I love the feeling of getting stuff sorted out and organised. But I find it hard to get the time/motivation/energy to do it all at the same time.
Are you planning to 'freecycle' some of the stuff? We love 'freecycle' for decluttering stuff that we've accumulated, but that we no longer have a use for, but is still perfectly good (or even if it isn't in great condition/full working order - it's amazing what people will take!).

Wendy said...

Much as I hate moving, it certainly forces the issue on hoarding. As does having to store stuff while you're away from the country and small houses do the trick too!

Melissa said...

I grew up in a very small house but it didn't help me get rid of anything. I think it helped me develop ways of stacking things in my room.

Moving might help a bit but will be stressful.