Our friends came over after church on Sunday, and while the husbands were watching a hockey game together, the rest of us took a walk to a park. I am so glad the weather is getting nicer! I need more of this kind of simple fun.
Sometimes I need to remind myself that fun doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive.
What do you like to do for simple fun?
This is just the kind of thing I need to stay motivated and inspired! There is something very motivating to me about doing a project alongside someone else. I always work better that way!
So, even though I’m really working on my own, knowing there are bunches of other ladies all over the world doing the same thing really helps me! And there’s an accountability part with before and after pictures!
The first thing she challenged us to do was to develop a family purpose statement. It totally makes sense to me that my home should follow along with our family’s priorities and goals. We may want to flesh it out a bit more, but here is what we are starting with:
As a family we will seek to glorify God by enjoying Him through our thoughts, words, and actions.
And I think my five reasons for simplifying actually work along with this. That makes me happy! 🙂
Sooooo Tsh just announced today that this week’s project is working on our wardrobes/closets. I was really really REALLY hoping it would be something else! My closet area was one place that I really wasn’t sure I could handle posting a picture of. It’s scary. For real.
It’s one of the places I usually (maybe that should be “always”) put off because most people never see it.
But I’m going to do it !
Here are 2 before pictures for today:
OK then! Off I go! I think you have a pretty good idea of what I’m in for!
Are you joining me in Project: Simplify? Or are you working on decluttering another area of your home?
These are not in any particular order….
1. I have too much stuff! If I declutter and get rid of stuff, it will be less stuff to take care of, clean, put away, organize, etc, which will give me more time to do things that are really important. And maybe someone else could really use some of the stuff that is just sitting around here! (OK, this is sort of 2 or 3 reasons in one.)
2. I will save money. Things are getting broken from being stepped on. I won’t waste food because it is lost in the refrigerator. I won’t buy things twice because I can’t find the first one I bought. I won’t get a fee from a late bill payment because I misplaced a bill or just forgot in my disorganization.
3. I will bless my family.
4. I will be a better example for my kids and will be able to teach and train them in this area so that hopefully they won’t have these same struggles.
5. I will bless others. I will be more likely to invite people over, and will have more time to volunteer and help others.
What are your reasons for simplifying? Do you have any to add?