Evan had official altar serving duties on Saturday night, so we went back to church and then headed home.
We were up early on Sunday morning for Hudson's second soccer game with his regular team. They lost.
I read more of the organizing book and love so many of the concepts and ways that you approach items in your home. It's not about tossing stuff for the sake of tossing. However, it is about keeping only those items that TRULY bring you joy. When looked at it from that approach, so many things are easier to let go of...at least for me.
The author has a pretty tried and true systematic method for going through your house. You don't approach it by room, but rather by category starting with clothes. Today I went into my closet and drawer and pulled out every top I own. I put them all on my bed and let them "speak" to me. Sounds corny, but it really worked.
There were several tops I like, but not enough that I truly enjoy wearing them. Some of them had served their purpose in my life, and it was time to thank them and let them go. The author also advocates folding as many items as possible and storing things vertically. I gave it a go!
I ended up taking three bags of clothes, one giant box of stuff, and another box of stuff to the donation center! Oh it feels so freeing to let go of items that I don't need, want, or get joy from.
By letting go of stuff, it leaves you with the things that you truly love. When you are only surrounded by loved items, you take better care of them. What a fantastic concept!
Can you tell this idea excites me? I'm sure I'll have future updates.
The rest of Sunday was spent doing what I call "puttering." We had a few errands to run and grocery shopping to do. We needed to fill the car with gas and buy fish. It was a really pleasant weekend.