Friday, October 16, 2009

Too Much Stuff

To get ready for the whole tile installation thing, we've been cleaning things out of the kitchen and dining room. Jeffrey cleaned out the china cabinet and moved the bakers rack and short book case out last night. Now I'm looking at the dining room and enjoying the lack of stuff.

Jeffrey's been saying for ages now that we need to get rid of some stuff. I agree with him. I just don't know where to start. First of all, how did we get so much stuff? I'm sure living here for almost 12 years has nothing whatsever to do with it! Books, movies, magazines, trinkets, toys, electronics, auto accessories, dishes, plastic containers, plastic bags... You name it, and we've got it. I know that there's a bunch of that stuff that we don't actually need or use, but the problem is I have to make the time to go through everything and decide whether or not I need it or want it, sometime in between doing everything else that needs done.

I think when it's time to put some of the stuff back into the dining room that might be a good time to go through the cookbooks and get rid of some of them I don't actually use. I know that's going to be hard, because I love my cookbooks, but how many cookbooks does a person need?