People have said to me, "Oh, you will miss all of this space when you move."
Maybe. Maybe not.
I hope not.
My hope is that I will crave simplicity more than I crave space. And for sure more than I crave stuff! Because no matter what kind of space you have, you WILL fill it up. We have.
I want to crave people more than stuff ya'll! My prayer- Lord, let this be enough.
Piles here. A stack there. A box in that closet. A hodgepodge in that drawer. Is it just me? Can you close your eyes and see it? Does it weigh you down, heart, mind and soul? It does me.
Some needed, a lot- not!
And I want to know where it all came from.
OK, maybe not all me, but a lot me!
And I really am not that big of a spender. We are on a budget after all. So I just spend what's in each category. 'cause it's there. But with our No-Spend January rule (final update to come at the end of the month) I am seeing how I could save even more money by limiting the spending in some of our categories or even getting rid of a few. Gasp , I know!
Forget do I want it! Do I NEED IT?
Stuffed animals x $10.00= $$$
Doo-dads x $5.00= $$$
Clothes x $30.00= $$$
Books x $6.00= $$$
And that's conservative, my friends.
"Wow, how did you fit all this stuff into a smaller house?" I don't know, but we did. At it was OK. Things just expand to fill a space, remember? But I am tired of filling those spaces. I long for a small space with only the people and things I love and use surrounding me. Emphasis on the people.
So we are in downsize mode.
When we move this summer I want to see the bare minimum going with us. No extra stuff. No clutter. Just the people and things that I love. When each thing comes out of a box on the other side of the move I want to know exactly why I have it and where it is going. That's it.
When Jesus calls us to do something big for HIS glory, I am pretty sure He will not be calling me and my stuff. And if He takes us to Heaven tomorrow, I can guarantee this stuff is not going with us.
I am pretty sure Jesus does not care that much about my stuff.
I don't want to either.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where theives break in and steal. But store up for yourseleves tresures in Heaven...for where your tresaue is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
Coming next week- Guest post from my oldest about her College Transition and Kid's Toy Storage-Step 1 in Decluttering!
See ya back on Friday for a Fun Friday Book Giveaway!