Monthly Archives: August 2015

Decluttering the non-essentials

I dropped my sewing machine off for a tune-up yesterday. I’ve never been without it so I’m feeling a little lost. Ok, not really lost, but I do miss it.

This is the perfect time to start decluttering the non-essentials in preparation of moving day…moving to the boat day that is. Which is happening in two days!!!! 

Over the past year we have been living with less since we move every 13 weeks. To be honest, I haven’t really missed anything that we have in that storage unit waiting for us to settle down. It is now time to go down to even less. 

When you learn to live with less, it makes life simpler. I’ll go through my clothes and downsize there again. I’m already down to about a fourth of what I used to have in the closet. You know what’s awesome? A closet containing clothes that you actually wear instead of one full of things that you don’t. I have four pairs of shoes. FOUR, because it isn’t really necessary to have 20 pairs of shoes (like I did before we started this traveling)

I’ll go through all of the beauty products and get rid of the items I don’t use on a weekly basis (think little hotel bottles of lotion, bars of soap, perfume I haven’t worn in years…). The little hotel soaps and bottles of lotion are going to my nieces who think it is really neat to have little bars of soap.

The biggest challenge for me is going to be deciding what, if any, fabric isn’t going to be able to make this move. I can declutte everywhere else but I always struggle with the fabric. 

Wish me luck as I spend the next few days decluttering and mentally preparing for moving day. 



Laundromat book club

Let me start by saying I LOVE TO READ!

I’ve been spending a lot of time at laundromats the last few months and that means I’ve also been doing more reading than usual. I’m currently reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Don’t worry…no spoilers here.

I had seen it pop up in my iBooks recommendations before but never downloaded it.  (I prefer to have a book in my hands unless it is late night reading) I was looking for a new book on the way to the beach one day and my options were this book or Grey so I opted for The Lovely Bones.

So far it has been a very interesting read. I love the main character’s perspective on things as she looks down from “her Heaven”. I also love how Heaven is exactly what each person wants it to be.

I’m only on chapter 12 but can not wait to see how this one ends.