Today when I walked downstairs into our basement, I could feel the decluttering urge become unbearable. I can no longer resist. Our basement has never been a place that we have kept spic and span, but it is not usually this bad. We normally survive because we keep our main living areas generally tidy and decluttered. Right now, our basement is such a disaster that it has become virtually unusable. While it is supposed to be a place for storage, laundry duties, rec room relaxing, exercising and sewing, it is almost impossible to do those things in its current state. I’m off in a few minutes to the hardware store to buy some nice, strong black garbage bags to stuff full of almost everything in my path. I hope our favourite thrift store has lots of space available!
Are you inspired to do some decluttering? SimpleMom had a post yesterday on 4 Common Roadblocks to Decluttering you might find helpful. There are loads of great decluttering resources on the internet for the how-to, but really, I think the mental blocks we face are really the issue. The how-to can be helpful, but really…you pretty much just toss stuff or put it in the thrift store bag, right?
I’m not sure how our homeschooling will go in the next few days, but I really need to be able to access the summer clothing and my sewing machine, so I’m diving in.
Wish me luck.