"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

8 Scrunched Tissues.....

Wearing the scarf I just finished knitting
It's Saturday afternoon, and I've spent the morning pulling the bookcase/TV  corner of the lounge room, and a couple of other spots to pieces.  You see, when I got up this morning I noticed I had a pile of scrunched up tissues sitting on my bedside table......... although that in itself is nothing too much, it kind of represented how I felt the house was looking right about now. Items of furniture and other bits and pieces have been moved around our smaller home (we downsized just over 4 years ago), in order to accommodate 2 of our adult children who are living back at home for the time being.  I've been putting off finding new "homes" for  these things as I kept thinking they would just get put back, or go to where they were meant to be going when we first moved here 4 and a bit years ago.    The 8 scrunched up tissues this morning were the tipping block so to speak.  And with a wood fire, everything becomes rather full of dust during the winter months........The lounge room was thus attacked lol........ so after lots of dusting, sorting, and rearranging........  the wooden furniture has been oiled down,  and things rearranged......... it looks and feels sooo much better!   I'm sure many of you can associate with that feeling!
There is something freeing about having things uncluttered and organised.  It makes me realise why I have this goal to achieve a more simplified, uncluttered lifestyle....... even though that goal  often feels a very long way off .   I've heard it said that it's the journey that counts more than the destination.  Moving towards a more simplified way of life is what I'm hoping to achieve.  At this time we still have quiet a decent sized mortgage, but thankfully all our other debts have been paid off.  With the next two weeks being leave from work I plan to revisit my goals and set about planning the next phase of this journey!  I think this below sums it up nicely.....

5 comments:

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

Heloo,... with the passing of the years I've realized that I need not have much to live well, so I'm slowly releasing things I do not need you, my luggage will be lighter day by day and that is invaluable.

Narelle said...

Little by little...step by step :o)

Ruth Millett said...

I would like to think my life is simple, but it's everything but that in reality. Too many things going on all at once right now.
I'm looking forward my heavenly home and I know that will be a place of
rest.

Abbi said...

I have been working on organizing and cleaning this week too. It does feel good. Through in my case I end up with a lot more "tissues" as my allergies start kicking in as I go through things. Oh well, I'm thankful that I can have the windows open to get some fresh air.

M.K. said...

I do identify with your thoughts in this post! Our home is small, and things so quickly get cluttered, disorganized, misplaced, dirty, messy ... it becomes unpleasant to me. At some point I have your "I tissues" moment too :) Glad you have some time off to deal with it!