I am thankful to be home from my holiday, but what a freaking mess. I really hate coming home to a mess, at least there are clean sheets on the bed! The more I unpack, the more mess there is.
According to the web site, the next two discardia holidays are:
20 Mar 2009 – 26 Mar 2009
20 Jun 2009 – 22 Jun 2009
Hey team, how is the discardia coming along?
I have two shopping bags filled with clothes, waiting by the door and one more in the process of being filled up.
Geeze, where does all this stuff come from
One large shopping bag OUT THE DOOR today! .. with another one waiting and one more partially filled. Woo hoo .. I am on a roll.
Today I added to the discardia bag:
- one white T-shirt
- two pairs of track pants (brand new, don’t ask why the heck I bought them)
According to its webpage, the next two Discardia ‘holidays’ are:
22 Sep 2008 – 29 Sep 2008
21 Dec 2008 – 27 Dec 2008
I feel so good when I let stuff go, give it away, throw it away, just get rid of it. I can say that I don’t miss anything that I have discarded. I’ve probably posted about this before, forgive me, I am over 40 and my memory is starting to fade sometimes. LOL
Why do I keep stuff when I know that getting rid of the excess and clutter makes me feel better? What does holding on to this stuff do for me? I keep asking myself that question, reminding myself that the more I get rid of, the better I will feel.
So .. hmmm … maybe there is a part of me that thinks:
- I don’t deserve to feel better about where I live?
- I don’t deserve to have a lovely tidy apartment where people can drop by and I am not ashamed?
- The place is so cluttered and messy, it will NEVER be any different, so why even try to change it?
Hello team, how have you been? I now have mum living across the hall from me and we are still working on clearing out her home and deciding what will go to her tiny one bedroom apt and what goes! She finds it hard to part with anything, it’s hard to be diplomatic when all I want to do is call a truck to haul it all away.
I checked the Discardia schedule and we are in one right now. Perfect time for me to dig through the closet and make up a couple of bags for the Salvation Army. I started last night with a winter coat and a few fleece zip up vests. It made a whole lot more room in my hall closet for hoodies, which are taking up space in my bedroom closet.
Have you done Discardia today?
Hey team, a Happy Saturday to you. How has your week been? I had the workers in my apartment on Tuesday to replace my smoke detector. I had tidied up enough for it to be presentable, and it was smelling clean. Thank goodness for ‘Pinesol’, eh? LOL
After dropping off a big load at the Salvation Army, I have another pile started and waiting near the door. It’s amazing how much crap one person can accumulate, what the heck is wrong with me? Some of this stuff I have never used, but at the time of purchase, I couldn’t live without.
I still haven’t figured out how much is enough, how many is reasonable. If you have any ideas on that topic (clothes) please let me know. ;-)
Okay, crunch time is on. Notice posted in the lobby ~ Workers are coming into my apt. on Tuesday to change the smoke detector. Panic. Then .. relief, it gets changed to the following Tuesday. Do not Procrastinate, Must do Discardia, now! Do not wait til the last minute!
I have three bags of towels and washclothes, and I started on a bag of T-shirts. How many tops is reasonable? I don’t know moderation, so of course, I had 11 tops in every shade of red / cranberry / burgundy that I could find. I am keeping three, the rest are folded up and going OTD (out the door). Gotta keep up the momentum.
I am still (and always have been) weighed down by stuff…. and inertia grabs me and I can´t get rid of it. I need to do something about it desperately. So many things to sell and give away…. so much dragging me down from being my authentic self.