It's been a week of sorting things out, trying to cull the huge amount of 'stuff' we seem to have in our house, and a time of trying to get organised. J and I managed a day off earlier this week together, and it was a much needed moment of respite in what had otherwise been a quite busy week.
We had lunch in a pub and then walked around a bit. I'm sitting in a rather cool swing/seat thingy in a local park.
The other big thing this week was the arrival of our new (second hand) wardrobe, purchased for a very low price from the Sydney Antique Centre. We live in an Edwardian terrace, which has almost no storage. We really needed a wardrobe or something to store clothes, as we've been living with plastic boxes piled up in the bedroom for years. We are panning a renovation this year, but only downstairs, not up. Thus, the bedrooms need some tlc to keep them functional until we can afford to do the upstairs too.
The wardrobe was delivered by two guys in a truck. They tried and failed to get it up our very narrow staircase, so they ended up winching it up and over the front balcony:
And finally installed in all its glory!
I spent the rest of the day going through old stuff and culling. 3 massive bags of clothes went off to the local charity shop, but there's still just So Much Stuff!
I have no idea how we managed to accumulate so much in such a relatively short period of time...up until 1999 we lived out of suitcases, more or less. 15 years and two children later and we are far from those minimal times!
Anyway, it's a liberating feeling to have got rid of so much crap, but there's just so much still remaining I despair!
How do you deal with clutter and stuff?
Do you have lots of storage so you can shove it out of site, or are you truly minimal?