The Stuff Specialist

To Keep It or Not and How

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Weeding Out

Well life was interrupted once again in my world, but when you fall off a horse you get right back on.  Right?

When I started this project, I was consistent for many days.  21 to be exact.  And then I went into hit a miss mode for a long time.  During this time I didn’t keep track of the items that I gave away, tossed or used up.  Bummer.  I would like to know just how much stuff has left this house.  I know it’s been a lot.

Oh well, time to give tracking another try.

My original 21 days resulted in:

  • 23 items given away
  • 7 items used up
  • 12 items tossed

With a grand total of 42 items no longer needing my attention.

Yesterday, I tossed 4 out dated food items in the kitchen.

One of my big focuses this time is going to be the kitchen.  I have way too much food stowed away.  Some of it’s too old, some of it’s too gross, and well some is a mystery.  And once again, after many kids, many years, and available space, I have more than I need or want.

I want to simplify.  I want less choices in the areas of my life that matter the least.  Food matters but not the many ways of preparing the food.  Like dehydrating, canning, and a zillion untried recipes.   What matters to me concerning food now is the nutrition.  And I believe seeking that through whole natural food is better for me than manufactured food.  So my cupboards are going to get weeded out.

What about you?  What areas in your life matter the most?  Can those other areas of life use some weeding out?