1/22 update: 2 bags to charity this morning. 4 more bags o'trash (I feel guilty, but I'm recycling all I can) Almost all the "small stuff" in bins are in my garage or sun porch. I've only brought home what I want...and it's not taking up much space. I tried to work in the garage this morning, but it was 35 degrees. Yes, I know that's a heat wave to all of you. This is boring reading to all of you, too, I know, but it's keeping me on track. I spent most of yesterday on the couch...couldn't get warm, and lots of pain. But I spent time shredding documents so I would feel useful. I'm hoping it's just muscle strain pain. I'm heading back to the studio to gather some flat stuff, canvases, and paint that I'm keeping. Thanks for your kind thoughts!
10 bags of trash; 20 cans of leftover paint, 20 cans of spray paint, 2 bins chock full of art supplies to the local high school theater program; several almost empty cans of paint to Ft. Worth environmental control disposal. 1 bag of stuff to charity; 1 bag of magazines and books to library. Getting there.
....I've tossed several bags of garbage, given a bunch to charity, and recycled a bunch. Hubby wants to build me a studio out back...but I'm waiting to see what I can pare down. It's been very hard on me physically, but spiritually....lifting.
How much of what we keep around us do we really need?
Are our homes too small? Is this a space problem?
Or is it a "people" problem?