I just had an oh my gosh moment. I have been trying to down size our stuff and clean out old books that I either have read a long time ago, bought with intentions to read and it has been 10 years......cleaning out old magazines that are still in their plastic mailers from 2 years ago, stacks of paper in general, clothes.....Ok I think you get it.
I had that duh moment.
When I look at others homes and blogs I think I am so going to have that house TODAY!!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!! A few weeks ago it dawned on me de clutter takes time A LOT OF TIME....YEARS...IT NEVER ENDS!!! So I have learned if everyday I can get rid of a little bit my home is happier and so am I. Even if that means only 5 magazines or 6 books or 2 t-shirts I have not worn in 4 years...whatever it may be every little bit helps.
So today I as I have been sitting at my computer trying to get some scanning done I noticed that my computer has slowed down...WAY DOWN. I want to go by a new computer so it is fast again. Than I thought "when was the last time I cleaned out old files?" Um Hello 2011 ish. I have 30,000 pictures, about 500 plus documents, games.....UM no wonder. So now that I have had this thought what to do. I need to clean out pictures....you know the ones the kids take of the wall, the shoe, the.......um pitch black, school papers that I wrote and saved that I have not opened back up since the day I submitted them....etc. Some things I want to keep and back up, but not everything.
As I was sitting here thinking about this I realized digital clutter can be just as stressful as material clutter. Only digital clutter is out of sight and out of mind until your computer starts running at a snails speed. Now I have added another TO DO to my list. Clean up my computer.......