Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Prepare to be shocked....

Yes, you read that correctly. I am showing your more "before" pictures! This is what happens when you have too much and are in midst of unpacking. I will admit that the base cabinets are basically empty as well as several upper cabinets. You are seeing the culling process.

We knew we had a lot to get rid of but just didn't grasp the amount when we had a larger house. After living a month with the barest of necessities we are finding out what we can and cannot live without. Okay I should rephrase that as what we would rather not live without... chairs for the dining room table, some place to sit aside from the dining room, and a few more pots/baking pans/mixing bowls. But folks that was pretty much it. Okay I admit I brought my sewing machine and fabric with us but never got any sewing done. No it isn't one of the things to go but there will be much to include toys. The boys were content with minimal toys (unfortunately they wanted to spend their time on electronics...) and less clothes.

As the weeks progress I will continue to show you the progress. Yes, I know it is not pretty right now but it does feel cleansing. We are also learning more about building relationships w/ the Lord, others and each other. There is too little time to be filling it up with greed, consumerism, and waste. We are not only filling our home with these things but our lives as well.

Please feel free to see how we are progressing with eliminating the clutter in our lives!