(just a portion of them….sigh….)
As we pack up and attempt to simplify, I’m just amazed at the chaos I’ve created for myself. Even chaos I deemed “organization” Sigh….
I went to a short class in simplifying our lives at a homeschool expo a few years ago with my sister and cousins. I got several things out of it I’ve been doing for some time now that will be a big help in the RV, but for some reason I’m JUST (arrghhh) realizing that I could have done tons better carrying some of those thought processes throughout some other areas of my home! Obviously I needed a much longer class!
Today the challenge area of the house was: CRAFTS (yes I’m yelling…arrgghhh…at myself) I’m a homeschool Mom, Of COURSE I must have tons of crafty stuff right?? Well, I certainly wouldn’t disappoint!! I have filled my IKEA cubed shelves with well-labeled boxes (and a few jars). All our ‘stuff’ had a home!
STUFF….that is now in trashbags heading for the dump, or awaiting a big upcoming yardsale (not sure my yard is going to be big enough)!
Today, the kids and I went through and narrowed down what would fit into our new organization system that is more RV friendly. We quickly discovered that even though it was all in well labeled boxes that fit neatly into our shelving, there was just so much of it that we rarely used most of it. It really just filled those boxes that then took up space. I mean it would have taken us years to use the amount of popsicle sticks we had….or ribbon…or beads (the list goes on).
We’ve now narrowed it down to the types of supplies we think we might really use and enjoy regularly (and not a 2-10 year supply). I mean, I really wanted to sternly look at myself and say “REALLY? really what is the point of that ginourmous box of crayons? It’s not like it will break the bank to get a fresh new box if some happened to meet an untimely demise!” I know you Type A’s are laughing at me and this comes just naturally probably for most reading this but…well I’m slow. So just forgive me and bear with me as I learn!