Thursday, March 10, 2011

Enough is enough....

So before I start going off on myself, I wanted to share something simple that put a smile on my face today. Just found this flower on the counter. Taylor did this before she left for school this morning and it brought a smile to my face when I came across it. Oh the simple things....

Now for the real reason for this post. Yes, you are reading that correctly. $126.90 spent today at Trader Joe's. On what?? you might ask.... I wish I could say for the next week's worth of meals. But no. I might have 2 dinner's that I can make with what I bought today. I will still have to go down the street to our grocery store and spend even more money on groceries for dinner's. Failure. I failed again today. I know better. ONE Sunday night I sat down and made a list of dinner's for a whole week, wrote down what I would need to get from the grocery store and guess how much I spent that day for a whole week's worth of planned out dinner's?? $60!!!! plus no stress the whole week figuring out what I was going to make. And have I done it again since?? Of course not!! Why would I? It was too easy, stress-free and WAY cheaper. Who wants that?
Reason #2 for this post. Do you see those night lights laying on our counter in the middle of our kitchen? Yeah, those have been there for a couple of days now. Why? Because I'm not sure where to put them. Do I want to keep them? Throw them out? Don't want to throw them out because what if we need them? If I want to use them I'm gonna have to find light bulbs for them and I'm not sure if we have that size so that might mean I'll need to go to Home Depot to get some. So there they sit.
And look at this stuff. I started to do a good thing...about a week ago, maybe longer. I started to clean out our hallway closet. That closet was full, like every closet and cabinet in this house, with stuff that doesn't get used. So I pulled everything out and reorganized. Again, stuff I'm not too sure what to do with. So it has all sat, right there, for a week...or more. And I see it about 50 times a day and every time I walk by, I look, I think, and I don't know what to do with it. SO it sits...right there.
Yet another pile of STUFF. Just sitting. This pile happens to be in our bedroom. This STUFF doesn't have a place. So it just sits. This pile has been there for months. I just don't know what to do with stuff. I don't know what to hang on to and what to give away. I also have a pile of clothes sitting on our dresser of clothes I don't want anymore, but are designer items so I wanted to sell them on ebay and try to be resourceful and make some money I can use towards buying new clothes. But have I taken the time yet to take pictures and list them yet? Nope. So that pile sits as well...for weeks. I'm done. I'm ready to purge and just get rid of things. We have SO much STUFF in this house and our's time to just get rid of it. I try to hang on to things that "I might need" one day so I don't ever have to buy something that I already had. But enough is enough. I'm hoping that as I get rid of all the "STUFF" it will help me be able to get more organized and start finding places for everything. So meal planning and purging here I come!!


  1. You can do it! Purge baby purge. If you need help with the ebay photos let me know and I can come up one afternoon and help you snap some pictures. Maybe you need a yard sale for all the other stuff? I'm just as guilty. I think most people are the same way.

  2. sounds like you are a mission!!! :) :) :)
    have a really organized friend/family member {someone who is not at all attached to your stuff} come over and help toss and organize!
    ...and... Crossroads trading company and buffalo exchange are rad places to resell your designer stuff and they give you cash or credit to thier store! {which is a designer second hand store} so, you don't have to bother with listing, pictures, or shipping on ebay!!

    take lots of before and after pics!! :)