Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Confessions of a Pack Rat

As I continue packing and getting ready to move, I am just amazed at all the stuff I have accumulated. I am truly trying to follow the rule that some wise person made...if you haven't used it in a year, you probably aren't going to, so find a new home for it. Of course, this doesn't apply to all my crafting supplies. I just KNOW that I really will get around to using all of this stuff. As for the extra dishes, pots and pans, cooking gadgets and such, I am doing a pretty good job. For almost every box that I take to Hot Springs, I donate one to charity or give to someone I know could use it. I am truly going to try to be alot more organized in this next phase of my life...even with my crafting. I am going to try not to let it overpower me as it sometimes does. I hope to finally get caught up on all the scrapbooks that are dancing around in my head as well. My friend, Lisa, is so very organized with her crafting...I hope to follow her example and know where everything is....I am sure that this will result in alot more completed projects!

As for all the clothes that I have kept thinking they would one day fit again, I have now realized that by that time, I wouldn't want to wear them again anyway...if that day comes, I will reward myself with new clothes.

I know that all my precious Jennifer memories will always be with me. I have no desire to part with them, because they bring me happiness. I love reading cards and letters from her and looking at gifts she gave me and other precious gifts I have been given in her memory. I will now have more room for the things that make me smile!!


Janna said...

Oh, I don't envy you. I hate moving. I'm a pack rat too. I don't enjoy going through stuff and sorting it out. I need to start doing that now so it won't be such a job if/when we move again.

Denise Felton said...

Oh, the thought of moving makes my blood run cold. I'm so impressed by your organized, sensible approach.

Lisa_in_AR said...

Good girl cleaning out the stuff that you don't need and giving it to people who can use it!
I can't remember which show it's on, but one of the organizational type shows talks about getting rid of stuff you don't use, and "honoring" the things that are special to you. I'm so glad you're doing that with some of Jennifer's things.

I'm still laughing that you think I'm organized with my craft stuff. Ask Edwina about all the crap we moved out of the craft room to scrape. I think she's still having nightmares!

ScrapbookDBA said...

O'wise sister of mine ... please teach me your organizational skills! I can't wait to learn some real tricks that will help!

You are such a giving person, I know that your heart smiles every time you donate a box ...


Audra and Josh said...

gosh Im just thinking of all the stuff Ive just accumulated in the past month that involves guitar hero and rock band...I think I must be going through a pre-mid life crisis...hahha