Monday, June 10, 2019

Marie Kondoing My Life Up

Hello everyone!
If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen my stories about decluttering our house.
As the weather started to get warmer, I got the bug to do a little spring cleaning. 
There were so many closets, drawers and cabinets that needed some serious attention.
I was feeling ready for a new start and was finally in a good place where I could say goodbye to a few things I have held onto for years. 
I didn't want it to turn into just another thing "I meant to do" so, I decided to set a deadline for myself.

Each year my family gathers together for a Yard Sale in my parent's neighborhood. 
My parents live in a community with an HOA that only lets them have Yard Sales twice a year on specific dates.
Due to the number of people who participate, it has grown into quite a large event. 
After finding out the date of the Yard Sale I decided it would be my deadline. 
I would go through everything in our house and have it ready for the Yard Sale.
We would try to make a little mula and what didn't sell would go to goodwill and stop taking up space in our house.

Each weekend from March till June I would take around half an hour and go through a spot in our house.
The junk drawer, under the bathroom sinks, the linen closet, the entryway table.
One by one they were sorted through and decluttered. 
It felt so good to get rid of things. 
I would classify myself as a pack rack. 
I find sentimental value in a lot of random things. 
During the last year or so I feel that I have come to find and understand myself a little more.
Because of that, I was able to go through things and recognize what they meant to me and whether or not I should keep them.
I cannot tell you the number of things that have stayed with us unnecessarily for years.
From my parent's house to our first apartment to our second apartment to our current house.
And now they are gone!
I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders and everything we have now has a purpose and a place.
Plus, we were able to make a little extra money!
Erik and I brought our game faces to this Yard Sale as we knew it would be our last one for a while.
We were ready to draw people in and haggle with the best of them.

We ended up making just under $70 which isn't too crazy but, it is $70 bucks we didn't have before. 
It will help pay for some churros in Disneyland. 😉
And now we have a nice clean house!
What is the most untidy place in your home?

All my love, 

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