Those of you who have no trouble letting go of “stuff” may not be interested in this blog. I’m not one of those folks. I’m a teacher after all, and many of us teachers know how to hang onto stuff for ever and ever in the event that we might one day need it. Yeppers, that’s me to a capital T!
I’m not a hoarder; I’m just a keeper. My home is neat, organized, and bursting at the seams. I have a closet crammed full of scrapbook paper. Drawers of art supplies. Shelves of children’s books. And felt-tip markers? I’ve got the motherload!
Because I’m preparing for a move, I decided to rent a storage unit. The unit is on my way to and from work, so it’s convenient. I’ve been dropping off boxes for a few weeks now. And guess what? I haven’t missed or needed anything that I’ve stored. Maybe this is just what I needed! I’ve gotten plenty of “stuff” out of my home, and that stuff is one step closer to being donated, sold, or tossed. After all, I’m not keeping that storage unit for very long—those buggers are expensive!
Are you a keeper of stuff? What tips do you have for a summer purge?
Eager to hear!
PS: Here’s some stuff you will want to get. My pal Karen is giving away a box full of brand-new Elmer’s goodies—glue sticks, glitter glue, repositionable letters, and more. Check it out here!