Monday, April 2, 2012
Day Two - Spring 30 Day Clutter Buster Challenge
What if we decided that living is more important than having?
It seems that everyone these days is wishing for more time. Time to read, play, learn something new, create, exercise, eat healthy, travel, etc. But how much time do we spend maintaining out stuff? Nobody wants to say, "I'm sorry kids but we can't go to the beach this weekend. We have to clean the garage." But the fact is the garage (or basement, or attic, or house) will need to be cleaned sooner or later and the less stuff we have the faster it will be.
Here is a little bit of trivia for you. Did you know that over 30% of all Americans (and Canadians I assume) cannot park their cars in their garage because of too much stuff?
Is the stuff really more important than fulfilling your wants simply because it made it through the door? "The stuff was here first," is a poor excuse not to do all the things that will make you healthier and, more importantly, happier. We all deserve better than this!
If we don't have the time to maintain our stuff then we are living beyond our means!
So with this in mind I am posting my picture of what I am decluttering today.
This is a beautiful clock that Mr. P and I received as a wedding gift. Unfortunately, it no longer goes with the decor of our home. It has been sitting in storage for years and it needs to bless someone else. It will look lovely on someone's wall, just not ours.
What are you decluttering today?