Thursday, February 14, 2013

We're Becoming Minimalists!



The past few weeks have been a whirlwind!  We decided to move closer to Doug's work (Doug is my neat-o husband).  We found a house and are moving...like soon!

I've been in de-cultter-get-loan-docs-together-de-clutter-get-tax-paperwork-together-de-clutter mode.  

Did you see de-clutter in there? 

Yes.  It's true.  We are becoming minimalists.  Ok, that may be a stretch.  But, we are definitely SIMPLIFYING! 

When we moved into our current home over 5 years ago, I was so happy to be in an 1800 sq ft, 4 bedroom with a pool, single story home!  I vowed never to have more than 2 toilets or stairs to clean EVER AGAIN.  

So, when we found our new home, it was a bit tough to wrap my mind around 3 bedrooms in 1472 sq ft.  With....get this...a carport.  Yes, you read that right.  A carport.  A carport and a garage?  Nope.  Just a carport.  

OK!  I can do this.  We are no longer going to be keep-the-box people.  No sir.  Those boxes are all going into the recycle bin.  

3 bedrooms?  Yep.  The teenagers will be sharing a bedroom:  something they haven't done since they were youngsters.  One of them is less than thrilled with the upcoming arrangement (hint:  the clean one), but is staying positive.

I've been de-cluttering like a madwoman.  I am only keeping what I love or what I really need.  

As a sewist, getting rid of fabric and WIP (Works In Progress) can be tough.  But, I'm doing it.  

Here is the first sewing project to go.  


It is a chevron quilt top that I made and then didn't love.  But, luckily, I found someone who does love it! 

YAY!  I can't wait to see the finished product.


We are embarking on a new and simpler adventure.  I'll blog about it as I can.  I'm interested in how this will all turn out.  Hopefully you are, too.

Wish me luck!

xo,
Melissa



6 comments:

  1. Lots of luck to you!! I'm in an 1800sf house and don't know what I'd do with 400sf less, ESP without a garage!

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    1. I think I've got most of it figured out- except my sewing area! We'll see!

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  2. Excited for you!!

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  3. I hear you, my husband and I made a huge decision to move from South Alabama to Indiana last year. Sold our 1900 sq ft home, he moved to Indiana into an apartment, and I was to follow in April....Well things didn't go as planned and my precious hubby is back in South Alabama and we began the search for a smaller home within a "required" mileage range of his new job. Yep you guessed it...NO HOUSES We looked and looked and looked and we finally found a precious 1952 home that is in great shape except it needs some "cosmetic updating". Oh and our downsized home, yep 2500 sq ft.. It is a bugger to clean but I have a whole room for my sewing... Sewing things like my precious throw that ran from your home to mine! Thanks Thanks Thanks!

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  4. Love it Melissa! I decided to give up the clutter and excess for Lent. A literal and spiritual declutter. xoxo

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