The primary culprit for me being behind on this blog is…. yep! You guessed it! My cake studio! I haven’t officially announced it on the blog yet so here it goes (drumroll please):
I have officially moved in!
Hooray! There is still a lot that needs to be done (so current pictures won’t be posted for a little while longer), but at least all the cake stuff (read: mess) is out of our house! I spent the whole time Chris was in the Czech Republic moving all my pans and bowls and tools into the shop and getting it all organized and, I really must tell you, it feels FANTASTIC! I had no idea I had SO much cake stuff and we both feel like so much of our house has opened up now that it’s gone!
The exodus of the cake supplies provoked a MASSIVE purging of the rest of our apartment when Chris got home. We decided that we had collected too much stuff, and it had to go. We decided to get rid of 100 things. I know…Whoah. 100 things sounds like a lot. But before you raise your eyebrow too high, you should pause and read this post by The Art of Doing Stuff.
Sounds pretty simple right? We actually tried getting rid of 50 things like the article suggested a year or so ago by cleaning out the junk drawer and under our kitchen sink and were amazed by how easy it was to get rid of 50! So we decided this time around to up it to 100 and we surpassed it by leaps and bounds! I don’t have an official count because after a while I stopped counting the little things, but so far we’ve gotten rid of 110 bigger items! Things like clothes, old sewing projects that will never happen, a giant bag of holy jeans, US electronics we just don’t use here, etc. Not to mention junk that collects like old papers, plastic bags, paper clips, etc. It has been amazing!
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I know it sounds rather zen… but possessing over 100 less things really has made us feel great! Just the knowledge that there is less stuff in our house has made us feel lighter and more peaceful. I feel like we have less to weigh us down and keep us from being flexible and mobile in our life. Who needs all this STUFF anyway??
So… I would like to renew Karen’s challenge from her post a year ago. While you are spring cleaning these next few months, try throwing out 50 things you currently possess. Remember, 1 paperclip = 1 thing. 1 plastic grocery bag = 1 thing. I promise it’s not as hard as it sounds and it will make you feel amazing! Let us know in the comments if you do it and how it goes!