I know someone for a brief second thought it was some miracle diet. Oh yeah right like that would happen. Not on my watch sister! No we will just have to live with our bellies and curves the way nature intended. What I got rid of this week was what nature NEVER intended, my conspicuous over-consumption, my tribute to consumerhood, the whole lot of crap piling up at my house.
My house seemed to be littered with things I bought, then bought again. Such as the mediocre crock pot I bought then decided I needed a good crock pot, then decided I needed a better crock pot. Ditto coffee makers. It all added up. So over the last few weeks I’ve made it my goal to get just ONE trash bag a week together of stuff to donate. What I ended up with the first week was 14 bags of clothes and linens. Thankfully the husbandguy has outgrown some of his most offensive 90’s fashion so he was willing to part with them finally. I’d also convinced him that while he was absolutely right that the towels “had plenty of wear left in them” that 10 years were enough and they would now be happily used by someone else’s family.
I didn’t expect the enormous sense of satisfaction I have in seeing our closets thinned and my kitchen racks organized, but man it sure feels good. I even found out that Goodwill in Arizona takes used computers and accessories (hear that 30lb monstrosity CRT Monitors in the garage? We’re coming for you!). Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not some freakish compulsive organizer (although if you saw my Pinterest boards you’d know I have fantasies about having my world organized), but a little bit here and there feels damn good.
Speaking of Pinterest there’s this crazy woman who has some kind of 91 day home organizing challenge. So I took a look. 91 days and each freaking day is a different area of your house. Like I have the energy or desire to spend 91 days in a row organizing every inch of my house. That’s not a challenge, that’s a prison sentence of hard labor! I wish her and those who take it luck, you may need it. For me, I’m just glad to take a carload of crap a month to Goodwill and hope it serves someone else well. It’s sure made me feel good.