2017 Something New: Out with the Old!

    I’m not getting any younger.  I don’t know who is, but it is becoming obvious that life is getting shorter and not longer.  No, I’m not sick, but my house is cluttered with things I don’t use and maybe never needed.  I cleaned out my parent’s house when they died, and I know what a chore it is.  My children will someday be faced with the same thing.  With that in mind, I’m beginning to clear out the clutter. My house is large and that only makes the problem bigger. I can and do stuff things in closets, attic and garage that are no longer needed.

Next year my blogs will center around cleaning out my life; physically, emotionally and spiritually.  It needs to be done.

Yesterday I helped a friend with a yard sale.  She is clearing out too. I took some of my own things I didn’t need and added them to her piles.  It was cold and foggy in Enid until after noon.  We sat on the lawn chairs wrapped in blankets drinking coffee waiting on just the right person for just the right item.  We had two carloads of people on a scavenger hunt.  They were thrilled at the stuff we had to sell!  It was just what they were looking for!  One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

The crowds weren’t huge, but she got rid of a lot of stuff and we bagged the rest up for donation to a local thrift store.  They always welcome the items and will pick up. That was a good thing for us.

But yesterday was good for me.  I cleaned out some things and it made me look at the unnecessary stuff in my house.  I will continue to clean out.  It has me in a cleaning mood.

I still have not finished winterizing the front flower bed and winter is coming.

I’m clearing! (and burning calories).


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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3 Responses to 2017 Something New: Out with the Old!

  1. Martha Draper says:

    Friends who will sit and help another with a garage sale are true blue friends!

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  2. slmcpartland says:

    I am with you Peggy! Years ago after my divorce I told my son to let me know what were crucial items to keep for him…otherwise I was shrinking my “carbon footprint”… I still have a ways to go and remarriage and moving to a bigger home caused me to “collect” some new things but I do not want our kids to have to contend with a bunch of stuff when we are gone! It is very freeing to let go!


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