My husband and I picked up my new dresser on Sunday from the local furniture store. My old one was falling apart (which I didn’t realize until we moved). I got a great deal on it. $157.00. I saved over $300.
I don’t have a lot of clothes. I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. I keep t-shirts hung in my closet. My jeans are folded and put in my dresser as well as bras, panties, and socks. And pjs. Can’t forget my pjs. Everything is folded in my dresser. Even my socks is are matched and folded. Yes I am anal.
In winter I keep my summer clothes in a bin in the basement and vice versa in the summer. I am ditching the bin and putting my clothes in my hope chest at the end of our bed. In the past I have always used my hope chest to store some of my writing in but now since I have my office I can use my hope chest for clothes.
The bin is in the middle of my living room. I don’t want to deal with it because I am overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed because I have to decide what to keep and what to let go. We just had a garage sale two weeks ago but I didn’t have time to go through it and get rid of clothes.
Some of the reason why I am overwhelmed has to do with my weight. Do I keep the clothes that I might fit into one day? Or do let them go? Usually I would keep them for the next garage sale but I’m thinking of not doing that. Why do I want to hang onto those items for the next year and have it take up space in my new home? I don’t think so.
I want to start with a clean slate. I want to have only things I love in our new house. Items that fulfill me and show the world who I am. Saving clothes because I might some day fit into them isn’t part of the plan. It only brings anxiety because I don’t fit into them.
I often think about how much space our stuff takes up not only in our homes but our psyches as well. Are we clogging the flow of good that might be wanting to come into our lives because we are hanging into stuff. Maybe
I’m going to bed now. When I get up I will deal with rearranging my dresser and the bin. Maybe…..