Monday, April 14, 2008

When in doubt, throw it out

We're told we should take time for ourselves and develop our talents.  I took the liberty of doing that this weekend, and I found it to be very enjoyable.  I re-organized the filing cabinet, discarding unnecessary documents and removing all 2007 paperwork.  I organized photographs and frames, and started on another Goodwill bag.  I'm not musically inclined.  I wouldn't call myself an artist by any means.  I'm not the best cook, or the best sportswoman; nor do I have any major hidden talents.  However, one thing I would say I'm good at is simplifying, de-cluttering, and basically throwing things away.  It's something I take pride in.  Instead of shying away from a closet full of junk, I jump at the opportunity to get rid of and/or share my stuff.  This talent of mine has many benefits.  Not only is my home or room more organized and liveable, I feel a sense of accomplishment, instant gratification, and sometimes even end up with a Goodwill receipt in hand.  It's a win-win.  
Now this talent is not a cover up for waste, mind you.  But if an item has served its purpose, perhaps another person can find a use for it.  Otherwise, to the trash!


Megan and Ben said...

Praise you and your latest blog has been very encouraging (not sure if that is the right word here, but it works) for me. Im gonna have a post marriage, wedding gift Garage just wait!

Cade & Kelsey said...

Isn't that the best feeling ever? When you have gotten rid of a bunch of unnecessary clutter. I love that feeling so much, and it's especially nice to have things organized. Way to go!

Natalie and Dave Shaw said...

congrats on your accomplishment. Dave has a hard time throwing what seem to be useless things away so sometimes I sneek it...example.. we used to have 3 crock pots...hmmm now there is only one..where did the other two go? Ha...:) keep it up! are you coming home for crystalyns wedding? I hope so, it would be great to see you!

Tyler, Amy and Kate Waterfall said...

Katie, this post made me laugh! I admire your ability to simplify and beautify--and I think you have many other talents, as well! I'm so glad you have a blog.