So, Kyle and I decided to live together, before we are married (Gasp!). I know there is a big debate about this and people have different opinions, but I don't really see any harm in it. We're already engaged, it helps us save our money, and it's very helpful to see how we can deal with difficult situations. (Plus-I'm in my Thirties...I don't think it's a secret anymore).
Round one: The Basement
Kyle made me go through all my old boxes filled with High school and College "crap". He helped me get rid of tons of items. I felt a little like a hoarder! Kyle would ask "How long has it been since you seen this"....me "about 5 years or more, not sure"...Kyle "Have you thought about it or use it since"...me "nope". "Then why keep it, it will just continue to sit in a box." And it's true. I had old broken picture frames, a dried "rock fountain" (yea, everyone had one of those in their dorm room), etc... Boxes condensed down to 2...about 11 bags gone to goodwill.
Round Two: The Bathroom
In the bathroom, I have 2 sinks and cabinet space under each sink. I had old lotions/fingernails polish/etc...that had been there since I moved in (3 years). And I use to think...I'll use that again. Wrong...it's been there 3 plus years already. Never once do you think to throw it away. But when you need more space, it's time for them to go...and why would I keep them in the first place. You stop using something...throw it away. Don't keep the last 2 drops...that you will never use!
Round Three: The Bedroom/Closet
Round Four: The Garage
Now, Kyle surprised me with this one. He couldn't take the garage being clustered anymore. So, one day while I was at work. Kyle organized and cleaned the garage. Again, made me go through old boxes, I hadn't looked in in years. Today, our garage looks great.
So, as you can see, I have done a lot of cleaning and changing. I feel great about my decisions. I do not need to keep items stored away, that I will never use or wear again. You never realize how much "crap" you have!! I challenge you to take a look at your closets and maybe do a little decluttering. You'll be glad that you did...
Next up...the spare bedroom, kitchen and tackling those dang sweaters in the closet!