A Step-By-Step Guide to Simplifying Your Life

April 27th, 2010

For some, organization is a chore. For me, it’s categorized next to fresh towels and baby bunnies. What? Just google baby bunnies; cuteness can’t get any better.

Anyway, I’m usually good about keeping only what we use frequently, so purging in the name of organization is nothing new to me.

Moving to the other side of the world, however, forces one to confront the deepest corners of their closets. The keep-sakes and tag-alongs from childhood and college, the left-overs from my parent’s down-sizing. The retainer that no longer fits, but somehow still belongs in my bathroom drawer? Really, it’s embarrassing.

All this to say, I’ve now thrown or given away:

  • All papers/notes/exams from high school and college
  • All CDs I’ve ever owned (after transferring my must-have Newsboys songs to iTunes)
  • Any books my husband could pry from my cold and clammy fingers
  • Some photos (the ones of carpet, forehead, or junior high)
  • Any unworn clothing (in the past, these items earned enough guilty-for-not-wearing points to be kept indefinitely)
  • I’m sure there will be more, but for now I’ll relish in my productiveness!

    • If you ask me, the word “retainer” is just a nice name for perpetually stinky plastic that didn’t fit from the day they molded it…it’s home was destined to be the dark recesses of your bathroom drawer. Don’t be too embarrassed 🙂

    • Oh boy, do I know what you mean. I meant to take a picture of all of the garbage bags full of things that we either donated or just plain threw away, but of course I forgot!

    • Hello,
      I’m literally laughing out loud
      Why, might you ask?
      1) Because you’re so freaking hilarious
      2) Because you sound so much like me with the books to be pryed from your “cold and clammy fingers”

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