Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year first of all.

I have been inspired my wonderful friend Kim over here. She had declared last year as the year for her to simplify and this year I have been greatly inspired by another fabulous, strong woman Nie found here who has themes for her family when starting the school year. So, I thought long and hard about things and I want to

and that is just what I intend to do this year.

After reading Mimi Charmante's post I went and cleaned out my closet.

Yup, I did and got rid a HUGE contractor's bag of clothes (they will be dropped off at People to People and Goodwill on Monday).

When the children go back to school on Monday you know I am going through their rooms and the playroom. The basement will follow.

I am ready for it. I see that over the years I collect things and my kids are becoming collectors.

There has to be a better way, I want this.

And, I actually had the husband hang up curtains I bought last week for our dining room, but that's in the next post.

I have some projects in my mind that I want to do and *hopefully* they are simple.

Much love ladies, have a great night.



  1. Hello my friend,
    I can't begin to tell you how much you are going to love clearing the clutter and simplifying your life! Going through all of your things really makes you look at what you honestly want to surround yourself and your family with. Less *stuff* really feels good and when you are donating it to a good cause, it is a win-win situation. Bravo on starting the process Ziz!

  2. Very inspiring Zi, I loved reading this post.

    I am a permanent men declutterer so I am still looking for my word for will be probably be in "moving house"!!

    I wish you a very happy and successful 2010, full of good things,

    Simone xoxo

  3. I went through my closet on Tuesday and if I did not have it on my back last winter or summer it went in the bag. Some things were easy ~ others not so much. I love doing this though ~ it is very freeing.... Good luck with the decluttering process ~ I love it ~ now if I could only get hubby on board with it!