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Aug 06

Organizing: Everything in It’s Place

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This theme is so timely! At the beginning of this month, I moved cross country from California to Florida. Even when your house seems organized, packing can bring up all of the messiness and disorganization in your life. Junk drawers, miscellaneous boxes and unmoved furniture all comes to light when you’re trying to downsize.

We decided that we were going to eliminate most of our material things. More than half of our house went up for sale or given away. My heart was lifted by not toting these items across country.

Initially, it was difficult to go through the items. My cousin helped me purge things. You know, sometimes it’s easier for someone else to go through your stuff than you. I would pick out the few things I needed, really truly needed, and tell her to use discretion on the rest.

True, she could have put things that I wanted in the “go” pile, but it didn’t matter. If I hadn’t pulled it out, it wasn’t important enough to keep.

What about the new place? I want it organized! The beauty of moving into your new home is getting to decorate and now without furniture, it’s a must!

Since we are watching our budget, this will be a slow process. The benefit of that is that I won’t be making any rash decisions. Each purchase will be thought out and planned, and truly desired and not regretted. For the kids’ playroom, I’m getting this:

 

Many people subscribe to the old adage:

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Except I no longer subscribe to it. Why? Because I ended up creating a place for everything! I managed to end up creating a place for things I had no business keeping.  Every move, which is a lot of them, I’ve gone through a purge stage.

Why am I keeping things I don’t need?

From papers to books to toys to junk…

I pledge not to keep the things I don’t need or really want.

What are the tricks that you use to keep your house organized?

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  1. bluecottonmemory

    I always like the unpacking after a move – the fresh re-ordering after the “purge.” Hope you are setting in and home is growing:) My grandmother was a great savor, though – of certain things that blessed us in the long run:) I always worry I’ll throw something away that will be needed in the future:)

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I too worry that as well, with a small house though more often than not things go vs. stay. Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  2. Donna

    This is so true. We have an embarrassment of riches in this country. I am learning to edit. To pass things on to someone who might use it. Great reminder.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes, I am working to teach my children this. Often we think we *need* something, when in reality we are just not staying busy with what we have! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  3. Meredith

    Ha! I would totally make places for EVERYTHING too!!
    Great post.
    We are in the praying stages of a major move as well, and I love the idea of having help with the purging process.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I love purging too, it’s my kiddos that don’t like it so much! LOL! :) Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

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