Clutter Makes Me Feel Squirrely

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I am not a clutter person. If I lived alone, I’d probably have fewer knick-knacks. But even sharing a home with Travis and Jack, I try to keep things mostly organized. Otherwise I get a little twitchy. Yes, things get messy when Jack is in creation mode… but mostly, the house is pretty neat and clean. Or at least we have ‘clutter corners’ where the crap goes to live – like Travis’ area where papers get piled, or Jack’s Lego/creation desk in the kitchen.

With that being said, I tend to get into a super purging mood this time of year. With a big gift-giving holiday coming up, it seems like the perfect time to get rid of some things we may no longer love.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve finally gotten around to filing a towering pile of papers that have been living on top my filing cabinet. Travis and I also tore into the basement, making a big pile to donate and an even bigger pile to go to the dump. I purged through my holiday crap section, finally donating our ragged Christmas tree. Which forced my hand in ordering one that will actually fit the space we have for it.

Next up is clothes. I keep a big bin of clothes in my office closet that I currently have listed on Poshmark. Well, I just finally went through and deleted items that haven’t sold over the past few months. Instead, I added them to a bin to take to a local consignment shop. If I can sell them and get some money back, fantastic. If I can’t… then it’s all getting donated. Either way, I have the space back in my house (and in my head). I also added a new round of things into my Poshmark closet, just to keep things moving around here.

If you needed a little nudge to do some pre-holiday purging, this is it! Some years, I wait until the week around Christmas when Jack and I are both home on a winter break to get my chores done. But this year, I decided I might as well do them early so I could (maybe, possibly) use that time to just relax!

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