Breathing spaces

I haven’t posted in six weeks.

Because I haven’t done any formal decluttering for six weeks.

I have been enjoying the wide open spaces of our decluttered lower level.  There’s room enough to really get moving to my exercise videos; room to move and room to breathe!

So today as I was wrapping gifts for my family…

…using a recycled packing box and a roll of gift paper from the substantial (albeit well-culled) stash amassed by my husband’s deceased first wife…

…I pulled off the last square yard of paper and exposed the naked cardboard core…

… and felt the satisfaction of having put to GOOD USE something we’d held onto.

(Later I emptied into the day’s third load of laundry the last specks of detergent from a similarly historical box of Tide.)

The emptied core and box are in the recycle bin.

Our house is beginning to breathe freely.


Author: American Declutterer

I've had three careers, moved among thirteen states, and cleared four houses after loved ones moved on. Sometimes you just have to look at all the stuff and laugh. Then get back to discarding.

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