Day Number One (the back story) 3/30/2017

Please join me on my adventure and share your adventure with me.

I have been thinking about decluttering for quite a while now.  Many many decades in fact.  Yes, I had bouts of cleaning and organizing and even giving a few things away, but most of the time it just got recluttered.
Last year I worked a week on my pantry, which is a walk in, and I am still very proud of it.  It does get cluttered, but it really starts to bother me and I get in there and tidy up.  It is my proudest section of the house.

Though recently I am now starting to feel like I can really do it.  As in I can really start getting rid of things.  Things I hold on for sentimental reasons, like a broken cassette tape that my ex said he expressed his feelings on when he wanted me back, but he broke the cassette before I could listen to it.  I had kept onto it hoping to fix it and listen to it.  Though now being married for 27 years it feels like I can get rid of it….. if I could find it.

I have been watching the trend toward tiny houses and also the minimalist movement.  I know I do not need everything I own and everything I own is not making me happy.  I want to be happy when I get home, feel relaxed and feel proud.
So about 1 week ago I started to binge watch decluttering videos on youtube.  These are the ones I have connected with:
The Minimalist (learned about them about 4 months ago)
Gayle Goddard    (She has a decluttering Meetup in Texas that she video tapes)
Home Organizing by Alejandra  (She has a decluttering system you can buy,   though if not I like her because she mentioned that she got depressed by  her clutter.  She knows it is hard.)
ClutterBug   ( I like her energy.  Seems very down to earth and I loved the rants   she goes on…. at least the ones I have seen)
Break the Twitch    ( I have only watches 2 videos, though he mentions at not only  is physical clutter a problem, but also other clutter.  Like checking your  phone or computer a lot to check your social media and losing hours of  productive time.  I look forward to watching more of his.)
Peter Walsh    (He has a 31 days to get organized challenge.)
Life is Organized   (like her presence and she also talks about reaching goals in  general.)

These have helped me feel like I can do this.  I also like to journal and I think journaling my progress will help me to keep going forward.  I also hope to put this in a blog and be able to talk to people in my situation and who is starting on this adventure of getting their house in order.

Please join me on my adventure and share your adventure with me.

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