Ok, confession time, the mags are GONE!!!!
Mostly on the bonfire, and i know i KNOW, i should have delivered them to dentists etc, but to be honest, i just didnt have the energy, pure and simple.
I did offer them to close family but even they didnt want them, and i wont be doing a car boot sale this year as i'll have a new baby who id rather be enjoying...
I didnt have the energy to flick through all 150 mags and rip out the inspirational piccies. Some of them were up to 5 years old, so i guess styles change? BUT, I have kept about 20, which have
my 'dream homes' in, one day Mr P and i hope to knock this house down and build our own(when we win the lottery or sell the farm!) so hopefuly they'll come in handy ?!
I also have a pile for work...BUT*deep breath*...i also still have the CL ones. Well, im very proud of myself for having got rid of so many... i think i'll slowly, slowly let go of those-i'll keep you posted!
I feel SOOOOO much better having got rid of all those magazines, really really like a weight has been lifted...sounds silly doesnt it? But i really do, and there is no part of the house which hasnt escaped my 'nesting' over the last few weeks. Does anyone understand when i say that lately they've been depressing me, seeing these amazing homes looking so beautifully perfect...my house wont be like that for a long long time and it felt like i was torturing myself!...
I hope to share a few more posts with you detailing how im trying to stay sane by living more
'simply'. I was inspired by Anna over at whoops-a-daisy to live in a 'new' way...have a read of her blog if you havnt already, you'll love it.
Dont get me wrong, i still love my nik-naks, i just want the satisfaction of being able to find that torch/pair of shoes/book, straight away when im looking, rather than having to search. My house just isnt big enough for all this 'stuff' and i dont have the time for it.
So, thats what i'll do, as i progress through this decluttering journey i'll share my progress with you, would you like that?
Now, im calling the photo below, PHASE 1;
Sounds like a huge title to love up to doesnt it? But, let me explain, Mr P has 'given' me this shed
of his, after much nagging and me explaining how badly i needed it.
So in here are things like toys too good to sell which new baby(boy or girl)will be able to use, summer garden picnic/kitchen ware which i have no room for in my current kitchen. Furniture i cant bear to part with yet,but which had to vacate its happy place in the babys/junk/spare room...and other 'things' which just dont have a home, Its my 'Monica's'secret closet'( friends fans will know what i mean, if not, click on the link to see it on youtub).....
Phase 2 will be me going through it, chucking out any crap which has sneaked in, and replacing it NEATLY as Mr P nearly had a heart attack this weekend when he
opened it to get a can of spray paint out(oops!)...
Watch this space!
THANKS* So much to all of you who offered me your advice re the mag obsession, i loved reading every one of your comments...x
Love Kirsty xoxo