Spring Cleaning! (In Winter)

There is probably nothing I love more than going through our stuff and getting rid of stuff we don’t need. It’s amazing how much crap we accumulate in life, and I hate clutter so I am always trying to minimize what we have in the house.

Since Jake works outside most of the time, the weather kept him from doing much this week. While he was home, he cleaned out ALL of the closets (except our master closet) and organized them. They look great! Since they had so much in them that he was unsure about, he just laid it all out in the guest room for me to go through. Oh, how I love to go through and get rid of things.

I did go through our master closet and get rid of a few things when I did this cleanse, too. There were a bunch of things in there that I kept after my last purge but haven’t touched since. I will be taking them to sell/donate later this week.

Here is everything I had to go through::

I was determined to get rid of most of this stuff. It’s just sitting in closets, so really how much do we use it? I did end up getting rid of about half I think. 
Here is while I was in progress::

I sort things into piles of what I’m keeping, what I want to try to sell, and what I will just be donating. 

And the Guest Room is back to being clean!!

The box is full of trash, the two plastic bags are full of donation clothing, and the basket and black and white bag are things that I’ll try to sell. Whatever I don’t sell, I donate as well. This time, I also went through my jewelry, got rid of underwear and bras I never wear, and socks, too. It’s important to go through ALL the things to get rid of as much clutter as possible! 
Whats your favorite part about Spring Cleaning?? 
Happy Cleaning!!

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  • Casual Good Friday ❤️ this was yesterday’s work outfit but I jazzed myself up before we went to church with Jakes mom and stepdad last night. I cried like a baby. Good Friday always both kicks my ass and reminds me how blessed we all are. 
The beautiful KC weather this weekend is so exciting!! I’m so happy when it’s Spring weather 😍 Have a beautiful Saturday!!
  • “There is beauty in simplicity”
My simple wardrobe makes me so happy and I love the seemingly endless possibilities I have with it. Having a love of neutrals really works well for me with this! 
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  • The only things in my life these days are the things I really want there. This isn’t limited to the stuff in my house and the clothes in my closet. This includes my job, relationships, hobbies, everything. I’ve even started eating better as a by-product of simplifying my life and I just feel better over all. .

By removing the things and people that don’t make me happy, I have more time and energy for the things that do that I used to put off and not prioritize like I should have. We spend so much of our lives being “busy”. But what are we busy with? Most of it is actually unimportant when you break it down. .

I say no to things much more now and that allows me to spend more of my time relaxing and enjoying life. I used to constantly feel rushed or like I should be doing something. If I wasn’t moving, I felt like I was wasting my time. But the truth is, resting and just being home with Jake and the boys is my happy place. It brings me so much joy, so that’s what my priority is. .

Having more time to just BE has been amazing. Being more picky in my relationships has helped me really value the ones I hold most dear and has brought me to an amazing new job because I wasn’t willing to settle for anything less. Respect yourself and your time and prioritize the things that matter most to you. Life’s too short to live any other way.
  • “When you love what you have, you have everything you need.” So many wonderful things have happened since I simplified my life. Changing my outlook on life wasn’t really intentional, but I’m so thankful it happened when it did. I was kind of at a breaking point. Fed up with where I was and how things were going with my old job. Struggling with depression and comparison. I knew something had to change but I had no idea what. Simplicity was that thing. .
Now, I spend way less time on social media. I deleted Facebook off my phone and haven’t  looked at it in weeks. I’m much happier without it. I read a lot more. I’m getting much better at ignoring the impulse to pick up my phone and when I am on it, to compare my life to the perfect pictures people post. I even cut a few inches off my hair! 💇🏻‍♀️ I want things as easy as they can be right now. It takes a lot of stress out of my life. Try to go a whole weekend without social media and see how awesome it feels!
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