As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. ~Henry David Thoreau
Movers came on Friday to pick up boxes and furniture. Those of you that have packed up a whole house know there’s a lot of work to be done before the burly men get there. Although all the advice I’ve read says moving is not the time to clean out the house I decided to go for it anyway. Number 2 on my 30 Before 30 List is: Simplify my living space and clear out the clutter. Last week my best friend/NYC fashion expert helped me go through my closet. There was some eye rolling from him and some pleading from me, but eventually we had three piles we both could live with: keep, give away and sell.
The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. ~Steve Maraboli
Buffalo Exchange: I love recycled fashion
The end of day one: a pair of mocktails
As if the closet wasn’t difficult enough…the next thing we tackled was the basement. Up until this year I was an inner city school teacher. Due to lack of funds most teachers provide their own supplies. Camilo helped me go through an entire first grade classroom and pack it neatly into 10 large boxes. Talk about being grateful!
Kitchen odds & ends
I hand over the keys to my place in Philadelphia tomorrow morning and for the next few months I’ll be staying at my boyfriend’s house in South Jersey. We are remodeling an old house on the water that isn’t quite livable yet. We’re hoping to be finished by Christmas, and I’d love to be completely organized by then!
Sweep away the clutter of things that complicate our lives. ~Henry David Thoreau
Are you organized? What do you do stay simplified?