A few weeks ago, I randomly asked my Facebook friends if they prefer to have a big house or a small house. I honestly assumed that a lot of people would choose a big house. Surprisingly though, almost everyone said that they would rather have a small house. The rest said not really big, but just big enough to fit their whole family. A lot also chose a small house with a big yard.
I used to think that I wanted a big house. But then, after giving it a lot of thought, when the boys and I move it will be the first time that we will be on our own. That means that we will be 100% responsible for our selves, and that includes cleaning up. So I ended up choosing a small house as my preference. I really feel that it will be easier to clean and easier to manage. Plus, without a lot of space, we will be forced to let go of a lot of our existing stuff, which is a long overdue activity for the tree of us.
Living in a small house will also help cure me of my hoarder tendencies. And believe me, I like to hoard. And to hold on to things from the past. Way too many things. Some of them absolutely useless. I feel, though, that the process of letting go of my junk will be a little sad and tearful. I’m still not sure how I will do it, but at least I know that I want to. And while we aren’t exactly moving out any time soon, I think I want to start soon anyway. I want to take my time with this.
Like I said,I am a hoarder, and the concept of purging scares me, not jut a little, but a lot. I don’t know where to start. Do you have any tips? For now, I’ve just been all over Pinterest, reading up on small space organization ideas. While it does help, some of the ideas are just too extremely Pinterest. Know what I mean? Like homemaking needs to be your superpower for you to be able to pull it off. I need real-life, tried and tested ideas. Seriously.
Got tips to help me start purging? Share in the comments! Better yet, please share your posts or your favorite blogs about staying organized. Please, please, please? 🙂