We are loving this beautiful weather - with highs in the 90's we have practically been living outside with the hose.
Either living outside or decluttering inside. I recently read the book Power of Less by Leo Babauta and it was just the kick I needed to start my decluttering. I highly recommend this book - it is fairly short, easy to read and categorized by chapter meaning you can easily pick and chose the subjects that interest you. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
In the past few weeks I have been amazed at the amount of stuff I have piled together to pass on to others, send to the thrift store or toss.
JD. Roth recently wrote an excellent post about spending based on who you are, not who you hope to be. Wow - it was a great post and I think it translates over so smoothly when trying to decide what items to keep and which items to get rid of - own items based on who you are, not who you hope to be.
Have a closet full of clothes that are too small hoping you'll lose weight and be able to wear them someday? Pass them on to someone who can wear them now.
Have a large pile of cookbooks but always use recipes from online or from memory? Consider passing the cookbooks on to new bride who might be starting her own collection of recipes
Have an electric wok in your kitchen hoping you'll someday perfect Chinese cooking but have no time to do it now? (cough
Paul Morris cough) Pass it on to someone else who might be interested in such a hobby.
Money Saving Mom is running a great series right now encouraging people to downsize and declutter - it's been an inspiration to read and you may enjoy it too!
Happy Spring Cleaning!