Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dirty Little Secrets

I just read this post about the secrets of tidy families; even though we don't have children, my husband and I could use a little help in this area.  I was struck hard by point #1 ("Their whole family has less stuff").  I've been kind of slacking on my 1,000 things challenge, and I have a few certain items I've been hemming and hawing over... I know we don't need them, and I don't even particularly love them, but what if I want them someday?  And what if they're worth money?  You know what, I just decided that I don't care.  They're going in the yard sale pile, and if they don't sell, they're going to Goodwill.  If I want them someday, chances are I can buy them again, thanks to the miracle of the Internet. 

Speaking of the Internet, I was also struck by point #2 ("They surf the internet less").  We don't have Internet service at home, but I'm on the verge of buckling and getting it.  I've avoided it for so long for two reasons:  I'm cheap, and I prefer interaction during our downtime rather than screen-staring.  And also I'm kind of controlling, but that's another post entirely.  We're still going to get Internet (probably), but hopefully we can keep our surfing in check.  And maybe I'll donate our laptop to Goodwill, so it won't even be an issue.  Just kidding. 



Case said...

You are getting internet

Desiree said...

Your really hard on yourself! But I agree with the too much stuff. We are cleaning out our closets over the 4th of July weekend. Good bye to anything I have not touched since we moved.

Side note, I will be on the lookout for kids games at yard sales... maybe I can get your help?

See you soon!