Not getting what you want isn’t always a bad thing. I’ve been looking for a new home for a while, and last fall I finally found a place that was exactly what I was looking for.  I put in an offer, it was accepted, and 2 days before I signed the final paperwork, it flooded. Badly. The floorboards were lifting, the drywall was disintegrating… it was a hot mess. Obviously I didn’t want to take on that headache so I backed out of the sale. 

I decided to just unpack the essentials and wait for the perfect place to magically go up for sale…But a funny thing happened when I was living amongst the boxes: I didn't miss anything that I hadn't unpacked. I really just forgot I even owned most of it. 

I'm still waiting to move, but in the meantime I’ve been working hard to organize, de-clutter, and prioritize which things I absolutely need to have in my home and which things I don’t. Clothes, papers, furniture, keepsakes, travel momentos, and my favourite - A SUPER NINTENDO FROM 1990 – it's all just stuff that doesn’t serve a purpose so why do I have it???

All boxed up & ready to donate! WHY DO I STILL HAVE A SUPER NINTENDO? I have no idea. 

All boxed up & ready to donate! WHY DO I STILL HAVE A SUPER NINTENDO? I have no idea. 

I’ve also been reading The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo  (amazing!) and watched the documentary Minimalism on Netflix at least 3 times. Both of these have been SO helpful in getting things organized and helping me to get rid of things that are just taking up space.

Anyone else working on decluttering their home this year? 

Allyson xo

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