Monday, September 30, 2013

Welcome to my 31 Days

Yes, you are reading correctly. I will be writing and hopefully making much progress on what I am calling "taming too much".

Over the past several months these words have played over and over in my mind. "You simply have TOO
much stuff." It's a lot of good stuff, but it is still stuff, and the more I think about it, the more weary it makes me.

How much is too much? You may be asking this question, and we might all give a different answer, but the answer for me, and probably a lot of you is, when it weighs you down and becomes unmanageable, it is too much!

Do I have a concrete plan you ask? Sort of , but not really.

How did I get to this point? A couple of years ago I started a little business, painting, refinishing furniture, reselling found items. Sometimes life happens and things begin to pile up. A few too many good finds, and not enough time to do it all. That is where I am right now.

What exactly is my plan? I have already started going through things.For my personal things I am asking the following questions: do I really love it? is it useful? does it add something positive to my home? or is it just more clutter?
*November 2nd, I will be having a Barn Sale with a friend in hopes that many of my stored furniture items will go. After this sale I will evaluate whether or not I need to maintain my booth, or is it time to let it go.
*November 9th, my sister and I are having a huge yard sale! I have already begun preparing for that as well. We are going to call it an "Almost Estate Sale" There will be a little bit of everything there.
*November 23rd I will be participating in an Artisan Market here where I live, and most the painted pieces that I have left along with some decorative items I will be selling at the market.

So there you have it. I hope you will follow along with me as I journey along. My plans are to continue at it, even if need be after the 31 days, but I hope that there will be significant progress. I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject, what works for you, and answer any questions you might have. And yes, there will be pictures along the way. Looking forward to the next 31 days!

Day    1: 31 Days Welcome
Day    2: Letting Go
Day    3: Coming Up With The Game Plan
Day    4: How Much Is Too Much?
Day    5: What To Expect
Day    6: Monday Progress
Day    7: The Sewing/Craft Room


Anonymous said...

OOO...if only I lived close enough to come to your sale! I admit it- I'm a thriftaholic!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

good luck! Looking forward to journeying along with you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have your work cut out for you. I like seeing how your plan will evolve. Sounds a lot like mine right now. I know where I'm headed...sort of. Happy 31 Days!

Melinda said...

Sounds like you have a good action plan.
Too bad I don't live closer!

Good to see you again.

M :)

Sonya ~At Home With The Barkers said...

I love inspiration from others! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be reading and working along with you. Have a great and productive day! BTW, the Barn Sale sounds awesome! ~Sonya