Words are Heavy

Without a doubt, the most difficult task in my de-cluttering is the boxes of papers, pictures, and letters. Seriously, there are about five large, heavy tubs at least. Eventually, I want to scan many of the pictures, so they are staying for now – but I’m sifting through the papers and seeing what I still … More Words are Heavy

Tchotchkes

The decluttering continues with fervor. Sometimes these days I won’t let myself leave a room without taking a few items from it to put in the “give-away” box. Today, I grabbed two amusing sun-catchers from a windowsill in my home office. One, a pumpkin-headed figure, I picked up when the boys were small to amuse … More Tchotchkes

Letting Go

I’ve been purging possessions. It began with getting a few items together for the church rummage sale a couple weeks ago and has escalated into bags and bags of stuff heading out the door. For a while now I’ve been startled at all the possessions I’ve accumulated over time. I say ‘startled’ because I’m the … More Letting Go