It's a new year and it's time to get brutal with the excess stuff that's overflowing the garage and house. I've decided that it's time to look at the things we own with two questions in mind.....
Will we use it in Nicaragua? and
Will it fit in a suitcase?
Now of course, since we currently live in Ohio, I won't be getting rid of our winter clothes just yet. And since we'll most likely be here for at least another year, we'll be keeping the majority of the furniture.
However, there are plenty of other things that need to find new homes and plenty of things that have no use whatsoever.
It would be nice to not have to strategically park the van between the bikes, lawnmowers and the weight bench. And how refreshing would it be to walk in the mudroom and it not look like the washer & dryer exploded all over the place.
I've organized and reorganized, put in shelves, baskets and storage containers to keep the areas cleaned. But no matter the system the result is always the same. Clean and organized quickly becomes organized chaos which ultimately becomes just chaos.
It's time to simplify and get rid of those things that are just taking up space and not being used. Let the downsizing begin!!