Decrapify (Or as Thoreau would say, “Simplify, simplify”)

I mentioned in a January post that one of our goals was to sell our house and move. At times, the decrapifying that needs to go on in our home is overwhelming to me, but I can often hear my mom’s voice saying, “Do the next thing,” and I do. I sat down yesterday and made a {MASSIVE} list of all that needed to happen in order to put our house on the market. Anyone else a list-maker like I am?

Confession: I’ll make a list and include things I’ve already done just for the sheer pleasure of marking them off the list.

I’ve also joined Ann Marie in an effort to get rid of STUFF we don’t need. Her 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge is perfect in helping me get our house ready to show. Also, we have WAY. Too. Much. CRAP. (Most of our “crap” will be recycled or donated to various places or people in need and not just thrown away. I LOVE our city’s recycling program–they make it SO easy to participate!)

My English teacher self loves what Henry David Thoreau said, “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” Basically, he’s saying we should all decrapify (and if selfie is a word now, then so is decrapify). I want to continue to be intentional about having less crap in my life–things, media, (side-note: I’m avoiding FB these days), commitments that take away from my main priorities, etc.

Oh that I could keep my accounts on my thumb-nail and not a Google calendar. I’m certain the decrapifying will be a life-long process…


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