I mainly did errands, some cooking, some jogging, and attempted to clean out a little bit of clutter. On Saturday, the husband actually cleaned while I was grocery shopping, so that made it easier to try to sort through things. We are having company this upcoming weekend, so that is always a motivating factor.
I went through my books and actually got rid of a few. (The impetus for this project is that when we came home last weekend, a pile of books had fallen under their own weight.) Yes, an intervention was definitely needed. For some reason, it is so hard for me to acknowledge that a certain part of my life of being a student and teacher is over. Truly, I am not going to sit down and read a few Eastern European poems, but I'm not completely ready to donate them yet. Silly, isn't it?
I also went through the closet, where the denial continued, but I finally worked up the courage to get rid of one cardigan and a few other things. The husband is much better about this and donated four of his dress shirts. I love our apartment, and definitely enjoy it more when we have less clutter lying around. Sometimes when I need encouragement to donate things, I find a lot of inspiration from this post. How do you motivate yourself to clear out clutter? Even though I think I'm good at it, sometimes I hit roadblocks, and then I find myself searching Target.com to see if I should put a little bookshelf in a small little nook.