As I am decluttering my mind and working on my FACTORY RESET, I am also physically decluttering. I do not know why my mind is working this way, but as I look at my attic, my garage and just the stuff around my house….I think I do not want my kids/husband to have to go through all this crap and make decisions for me when I die.
Morbid, I know. LOL
Maybe, the older I get, the more I think about mortality. My sister just lost her mother in law. Granted, she was in her 80s, but still….it still hurts even though we know she is with Christ and would never want to come back to this Earth again. Maybe it is the fact that my son took a nap and then woke up to our lives changed forever. Maybe I just want to live a more minimalistic life.
I don’t know.
I love Jesus 🙂
Anyway, as I was decluttering my bedroom, I decided to go through my masses of books. Bibles, school books, devotionals, kids books….so many books. I read once, that your bedroom (couples bedroom) should be free of clutter, have nothing under the bed, only peaceful things on the walls, and no sign of your kids LOL…no pictures or anything. I can’t quite go that far, but I did clean out from under my bed. I even vacuumed under there (nasty). I gave away 2 pieces of large furniture that we do not use. I condensed the entertainment system to just a tv and our router boxes. I hung up some things on the wall (we are planning to paint and get a new ceiling fan). I’m working on the closet. I have decluttered and gotten rid of SO many things from the attic. I organized all of that and now I have this massive bookcase full of books and books in my closet.
I have homeschooled for 18 years and I have decided to get rid of all my old schoolbooks (with the exception of the math books). They are all gone. Glorious day. Next, I tackled that bookcase. I kept all my Bibles and some devotionals that I matriculate to quite often. The other books…just collected dust. I didn’t read them and there they sat, helping no one. Someone else could get use out of those. I donated 98% of them to our local library. The other books, I sold on a website called BOOK STORES. You put in your ISBN number and then they give you a price they will pay. It is free shipping (on a refund of $35 or more) and money in your pocket. Not a lot, but it is better then taking up space and collecting dust.
As for the mass of DVDs that I had and didn’t want anymore, I sold some of them on DECLUTTR. They also provide free shipping (no minimum refund). All you have to do, for both sites, is print off the shipping label. I ended up making almost $80 on stuff that was taking up space. I took a van load off to the local consignment shop, so I will, hopefully, make some money with that. All the extra money is going towards debt!
It feels SO good to have this stuff done and gone. The more I declutter, the more clear my mind is. Isn’t that crazy. Just too much. My kids have too much and they have SO much that they don’t even know what to do.
I have finished the kitchen and the living room. The pantry and the laundry room are done. I have done my bathroom, my van, and attic. I think I have the garage left, the downstairs bathroom, and the kids rooms’. Onward and upward….tomorrow, I shall tackle the school closet and the game closet. If I have enough moxy, I will work a bit on the garage. Everything is in the middle of the garage, I just do a little bit at a time because it is hotter then Satan’s armpit outside and I don’t like to sweat.