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I’m all for clearing out junk in the home. So much so I even made a post about minimalism here.
My husband views my ‘tendency’ for “gutting out” as a bit of an illness. This urge to clear out normally raises it’s ugly head on a weekend.
You know the kind- all is well and quiet in the world of family time, there are no work emails to distract the mind, a general state of untidiness has already descended the minute the lads come in from school and dump their School bags on the Friday.
So, with all of this in front of my very eyes, I take a head staggers and start to trail everything out. Literally.
“You have to crack an egg to make an omelette” my good friend once said.
Nothing will do except a good clear out from top to bottom of a drawer, a medicine cabinet, the baby’s room, my shoe boxes, even the pots and pans can take a bashing.
Feeling overwhelmed by “stuff” is something I struggle with. It sits better with me knowing that someone somewhere else can use what I no longer will.
Looking around my house and feeling overwhelmed often is perhaps not the best trait for someone who is in the business of selling prints which in themselves can be viewed as “stuff”.
Perhaps it is to the detriment of my yearly income that I don’t like to harp on about sales over and over again, but if you meet me for more than five minutes you will learn that my driving force behind these long hours, juggling three kids (one aged six months) and keeping a large number of people happy on social media, e mail and face to face, is not to line my pockets. Continue Reading…