September 3, 2012

Less is More.

Oh man.This weekend I did something amazing.  I unplugged.  In fact, this very moment is the first time I've opened my computer since Friday... It's now Monday night.  Unheard of.  It. was. marvelous.  I cleaned the house top to bottom...not the dusting, sweeping kind of cleaning (although I did some of that too) but the "We have too much stuff and it's all got to go!" type of cleaning.  I now have a huge pile of things to sell at a yard sale, my car is stuffed with clothes I'm taking to Good Will, and my house has never looked emptier.  I'm in love.

It all started when I saw pictures from one of my favorite blogger's house. It was clean, simple, and relaxing.  Just looking at the pictures made me feel like I could think more clearly.  Sooo, Saturday morning I got up and started purging.

The purging continued for two days straight. I only took breaks for Mexican food, Sushi, and a few hot chocolates with The Cosby's. The rest of the time, the record player was blaring, a cold beverage was always by my side, and the boxes and trash bags were overflowing. There's not a drawer, a corner, a cabinet, a trunk, a closet, or an inch under any bed that hasn't been touched.  And guess what?  I can breathe.  The "excess" is gone and it. feels. good.  
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How was your Labor Day weekend?
mae

16 comments:

Allyson Butler said...

That sounds so great! I love to go through and get rid of the excess stuff.

Kym said...

Ahhh I love doing this. We move every 6-8 months and I find such therapy in purging! I'm a new follower from today and I look forward to reading more from you :)

Kasey said...

love this post! we too, are purging all of the unnecessary junk and having a yard sale this weekend! hoping to make some money, and have a much lighter house :) hope you have a fabulous week :D

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I love a good purge - clean and simple is my happy place! I dream of living a life surrounded by basics, the kind of life that is so light it could be picked up and moved in a heart beat... not there now, but always looking for a life of less "stuff"
xx
Here&Now

Amanda said...

I did the same thing this weekend. Not the cleaning part but the unplugging part. It was very refreshing to not open the computer all weekend. We spent our time just soaking up the of of summer. :)

Brianne Heape said...

Ahhh you got me at "Mexican food and sushi!" That describes a perfect weekend to me. :) Mine was spent at a wedding in Knoxville, TN & reminiscing the day I got engaged, September 1, 2011. It's so hard to believe it's been a year!

Happy Tuesday,
Brianne

aHeapeofLove.com

Halie Renee said...

This really, REALLY makes me want to do the same thing, and just purge the crap out of all my crap. For real though.
--Halie

Holly said...

that sounds amazing! I hate clutter and I love the refreshing feeling of cleaning everything out and getting rid of excess! I cleaned out my drawers, but that's it. Small victories :)

Stacy said...

good job on the purging! feels so nice, right? bravo!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I need to do some purging myself! Nice work, Mae!

Treasure Tromp said...

that sounds awesome! and I always break for sushi :)

Sarah said...

Love this! We did this a few weekends ago and it was SO nice! I still need to round up some more stuff to tote off to goodwill though!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

Well ... this just inspired me to purge even more. Hmmm. This could get a little crazy. ;)

Proud of you and I'm sure it felt great!

Tami Marie said...

I absolutely love this post!! :) I feel the same way too...less is definitely more.

I am coming by from Julie's blog, Naptime Review...new GFC follower.

If you have a moment and would like to, you can visit me here The Things We Find Inside
Thanks,
Tami

Kristine Foley said...

That sounds amazeballs :) the unplugging and esp the purging. I need to make time and do that! Thanks for the motivation!!

Briana@SweetCGrace said...

Hubby is having a stay-cation right now, and this is one of the things we are doing around the house!