It's taking weeks to get our house unpacked because of all the other ministry services that are provided at this time of year. It seems like I'm crawling along.... but I'm making a promise to myself to be completely unpacked and the house in order in January! That's January 2012.
Every box has to be decided.... a stack to keep or a stack to send to RMA. Decisions.... decisions.. all my studying on how to downsize has helped me to prepare mentally to give up things.
And a surprising thing is happening during this... it's feels empowering to get rid of things that I don't really know why I kept them. Years I've had things that really didn't mean much to me. How many blankets do I need? How many pillows? Pretty does not count, only useful does in a small space. How many pictures can I really use?
In my case it has to measure up to 3 criteria to stay in the Holley home...
1. does it have a good memory attached to it?
2. it has to be beautiful.
3. is it practical and useful NOW.
A tight squeeze to decide for sure but a easy way to let go of half of my house.
Now I keep only that which is meaningful..... and hold it loosely.
I am free...2012 is going to be a good year!