Wednesday, February 21, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Declutter }


remove unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place)

I'm "decluttering" once again.
My Mom was never one to hang on to things because she's very simplistic. As much as I try to be that way, too, it just seems like the "stuff" takes over and gets the best of me. I've been one of those women who buys totes to store things in and then wonder what's in all those totes stacked up in the basement. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not a hoarder.....
well, you can at least walk through my house.....
except for my craft room and that's on my list.....
but the older I'm getting the less stuff I want. I've already gone through the closet and drawers in our bedroom, which contain mostly all my stuff because Pappy's is in another room. The last couple of weeks I've tackled the kitchen and it's like a breath of fresh air to walk into the kitchen and see decluttered counter tops, or open the pantry door and be able to take something off the shelf or even open my sock drawer and see exactly what I'm looking for!

I was curious if the Bible taught us anything about decluttering and one story I found was that of the rich man who owned a farm and he had so much excess that he decided to tear down his barns and build bigger barns (buy more totes).  Or what about the rich man whom Jesus tells to sell everything he owns and give the money to the poor.  Would I, could I get rid of EVERYTHING, not just the things that I "think" I can do without? But I think the best lesson might come from Matthew 6:19-21.....

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So my decluttering shouldn't be just going room to room in our house and cleaning out, throwing away and donating (which makes my happy to give to a local charity). Most importantly I have to declutter my mind and heart from those things that hinder my relationship with Jesus!


  1. Deb, I have been trying to declutter as well. I finally got to my little She-Shed and done some major decluttering. Marty said I didn't do enough...LOL! But, it is MY SHED! My kitchen drawers seems to catch it all! And yes, decluttering my life of what hinders me from my relationship with Christ a work in progress for me daily. Bout the time I think I have it together then I wind up allowing those little things that mean NOTHING clutter up my life! Thanks for the post today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. I wrote a similar post today! Cluttered homes mean cluttered minds.
    Nothing better than a simple,neat, uncluttered home.

  3. Well said. I am gradually decluttering too. My kitchen cabinets and drawers are mostly finished and I totally love it. Now I just need to finish the last couple and then on to the rest of the house.

  4. gosh, looking at my desk...I really need to declutter, LOLOLOL...Have a beautiful day friend. smiles

  5. Decluttering is good. When my Dad passed it was very peaceful to sort through things because he kept no clutter.

  6. I'm trying to do that too and it seems like the perfect time since we will be moving into the new house in the next couple of months or so.

  7. I love this post. It seems I'm in a near constant state of decluttering.

  8. Well, this speaks to me because we have been in our house a year this week. I have clothes I haven't had on since I retired six months ago. It's time to purge my closets. Plural because I have clothes in the guest room closet as well as the walk-in in our master. Too much!! Good luck to us both!

  9. You are sending me subliminal messages here...well, maybe not so subliminal...maybe outright DO IT NOW kind of messages! I keep talking about it...maybe someday I will actually do it. You are an inspiration to me today!!

  10. Words of wisdom you have shared here, my friend! I've been doing some de-cluttering also.

  11. Girl, you have hit the nail on the head!! DECLUTTER is becoming one of my favorite words. Fact is, I've been busy this week putting that word to use..closet, shelves, pantry and anything else that got in my way!


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