Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Vacation From Our Stuff

(hotel toiletries, neatly organized)

This past week Mike and I have spent a lot of time in motels and hotels. Today it is time to go home. While I love being home, I have to say that I also enjoy hotel life, at least for awhile. I think that what I love most is that we don't have much "stuff" at a hotel. I once read that the real reason people go on vacations is to get away from their "stuff". It was funny but there just may be some truth to it.

The longer we live, the more stuff we accumulate. The more stuff we accumulate, the harder it is to be organized. The harder it is to clean as well!

I am a very organized person... in theory. I like to organize things. I like to live in an organized environment. I value organization.

The truth is, I am an organized person living a disorganized life. I'm not sure when that happened but I'm ready to be over it now. I think Pinterest has been inspiring me with cool ideas...things I can organize using just empty toilet paper rolls! 
Are you becoming over run by your stuff and feeling organizationally challenged as well? If so, here are a few blogs I found that might be helpful.  Happy organizing!


Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I am doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge for lent and it feels good to get rid of "stuff". :-)

Stasa Lynn said...

We are kindred spirits...... I am trying to embrace "If I have not touched it in 6 months and it is not holiday related, then I can donate or toss it" attitude. So I am pretty sure that over the next year - I will be tossing and donating ALOT!!!

Keep up the good fight! And Pinterest is great!

Sue said...

Thank you both for your encouragement. 40 bags in 40 days... that is probably what I should try. Good luck!

Victoria said...

Love this post...a great reminder and some interesting website. Spring always makes me want to get to the nitty-gritty and clean stuff up before the paralyzing heat of our summers! Good luck with your de-cluttering everyone!

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