Letting Go Of Stuff

Perhaps it’s just the season I’m in but…….

China Hutch

for the past few weeks I’ve reevaluated how much I really need – how many decorations, how many plates – asking the question what do I really use on a regular basis and why am I storing items that are not a good fit for my lifestyle anymore?   It’s hard at times to place items in boxes and yet freeing to let go.  I know this – my china hutch looks a lot better after decluttering and cleaning the mirrors.  

China Hutch 2 
Packaging my grandmother’s china set for my son and soon-to-be daughter-in law.  This is the storage set I used.

Declutter Christmas

This was one of several boxes that were donated to Goodwill and hope others will enjoy decorating their home for next year’s Christmas celebration.

Lemon Paleo Cookies

Of course I’ve been doing a bit of cooking while streamlining.  Here are some wonderful lemon cookies made from Almond and Coconut flour as well as fresh lemons from our backyard tree – one of the perks of living in AZ.  Recipe from Paleo Kitchen Cookbook

One of my goals this year is to read the bible from a chronological perspective and, of course, I will continue my decluttering project.

I’d enjoy hearing about a goal or two of yours.  May 2015 be full of blessings for you.

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  1. Yay for decluttering and lemon cookies!

  2. There really is something freeing when we pass on the non-essentials. It’s not necessarily an easy thing to do. I commend you Debbie.
    BTW… I heard that when you get ready to donate your Christmas decor… wait until October… just like normal retail, thrift shops like to keep their seasonal decor in season. 😉 I didn’t know, either. 😉

    All the best for a blessed New Year!

  3. I have the hardest time getting rid of things! I hate to think I am “storing up treasure” in the wrong spot, but at the same time, its so hard to let things go that I might want or need later. I blame my mother LOL

    I have been doing a lot of decluttering in the last week or so, and its good to see I am not alone in that challenge!

  4. I need to declutter and I can always use cookies! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. Cookies look delicious! What a great idea to reward your purge with a splurge! Just dropping by for the Thurs Blog Hop. Cheers! Sue

  6. I am in the same place. I am currently getting rid of things I do not use or really need. I want to live a simpler 2015!

    • Hi Suzie,
      I’m glad someone else is going through the same journey. I’m all for a simpler 2015 as well. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.