I have about 3 posts in my head right now that are working their way out. First, I want to say thanks to my fantastic readers who commented on my last post about honesty in life and blogging. You are all so supportive and rock so much, I’ll be replying to the comments directly soon.
But for now, I have a looong list of things I need to do before Friday when I leave for 2 weeks. I haven’t even done my laundry yet, ugh! So here I am blogging to procrastinate the cleaning my art room.
In the spirit of being honest, here is my art room right now. I can actually walk around it in right now but supplies I haven’t used in months are piled on my two tables. We also have a new (old) dining set piled up in here because we have no where else to put it yet.
The main reason I’m procrastinating is because I’m tired of stuff. I don’t think I’m a very material person, sure I have stuff I love that I wouldn’t give up. My books, computer and camera and some art supplies. But more and more lately I’m feeling so suffocated by all the STUFF we have. Maybe it’s because I really want to just buy an RV and get out of here, which would mean getting rid of almost everything but I’m so ready to just purge my life of all the stuff I have.
But here’s the problem, I don’t know what to get rid of. The first place I know I want to start is my art room, I want to simplify and get rid of all the extras. But every time I go to do it, I look at something…let’s say my stamp collection and think, “But what if…someday, I REALLY need a stamp with two cute little mice on it? What if my future children LOVE mice and they NEED this stamp or I’ll be a horrible mother?!?!” Okay so maybe I’m over dramatic but still…I always think, what if I NEED this someday?
We’re not exactly rolling in the money over here (quite the opposite) so if I get rid of something and end up needing it in a month or two and have to buy it, AGAIN?What a waste right? So how do I do it?
I’m good at getting rid of clothes and books I know I hated and will never wear or read again but I’m kind of a hoarder when it comes to my art supplies. My other issue is what do I do with them? Should I donate them or would any of you be willing to buy a box of random art supplies?
How do you let go of things, when you’re not sure if you’ll need it or use it again in the future? Should I just bite the bullet and purge what I haven’t honestly used in the last 6 months?
I feel like I would be more productive if I had less stuff, maybe that’s just me being crazy again. But like I said, I feel so suffocated and so overwhelmed by all the STUFF we have.
So frustrating, I don’t even know where to begin. Any tips for purging, living more simply and learning to just let go of things?