33 to 40 – Out With The Old And In With…

How was your Easter weekend?

We didn’t go away in the end and it was lovely and relaxing with the kids – but also really productive!

We’ve been in our “new house” for a year now – so it’s about time I stopped calling it that. But it was also about time I finally unpacked what was left. A year on – our garage still had unpacked boxes, mainly because we didn’t have the room in the house to store anything else.

So I went a little bit cray this weekend and decluttered my son’s room, our bedroom and our main storage areas. Then I roped Mr M in and we overhauled the garage and WE HAVE FINALLY UNPACKED EVERYTHING! Sorry for the caps but I can’t better demonstrate my excitement!

Our wardrobe doors finally don’t ping open when I close them. The main storage cupboard in the hallway actually has empty spaces and my son now genuinely loves playing in his room. It’s finally ready for decorating this month too – yay!


This post isn’t all about house stuff though, as much as that was a big accomplishment.

I feel as I get older that I just need less stuff to make me happy. In fact a simple lifestyle is what I want the most. “Simple” is my word for 2018.

I want to do less, be less busy, waste less.

And I don’t think I realised how much the full cupboards and cluttered house was mentally weighing me down. But it was – and now it’s a bit better.

Getting rid of unnecessary stuff is so freeing. Does that makes sense?

Since a young age, I was a shopaholic. It’s something I fall back into at times – buying unnecessary stuff. Decluttering this weekend was so confronting – the amount of clothing I had with tags intact – so bad. I now have two piles of it all – one to sell and one to donate.

So out with the old…but I don’t want to bring anything else in. If anything, I want to keep discarding the unnecessary things I don’t need.

And I don’t think I want “Simple” to be my theme for this year only – but for my whole life.

By the time I’m 40, in 33 weeks time, I hope I’ve made even more progress.

Have you done any decluttering recently?

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