Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Friday, October 15, 2010

Time to Start Downsizing Again

Sometime this past summer or spring, I started making a conscious effort to start downsizing our "things". We have too much stuff and it is simple a burden to care for and keep clean. I got a good start with our closet and cleaning out some toys. My daughter did a great job of cleaning out unwanted and broken items from her room. Then the extra chores and duties of summer hit full on and the household downsizing stopped. So we will be resuming our efforts to rid ourselves of some of this burden. I simply do not have the time to clean all of this "stuff" properly and then there is other "stuff" that I am sick of storing. When "things" become a burden then it is time to get rid of them. Some heirloom stuff, I won't get rid of but will pack up for when the children get older and are ready to start a home of their own. That kind of stuff I don't mind storing. So, I am thinking that anything that might be home/homestead related I might list in the country store for sale. I know I have tons of pyrex and can't possibly use it all. Anyway, I definitely have my work cut out for me. I am excited about freeing myself from all of this though. Blessings from the farm, Kat


Kelle said...

Just a suggestion,and I understand the downsizing issue, we're doing it here as well*wink*, before you get rid of all of your pyrex, keep the older peices verses the newer. Here's why; I readthat the formula changed on the glass and it's now unstable and can burst when heated from a cool/ cold state. So please keep this in mind when you are sorting. It goes back to the ole addage that "They don't make things like they used to"*sigh*

Happy downsizing, it's a great feeling isn't it?
Blessings for your weekend Kat,

Kat said...

All my pyrex is old. I don't think I have any pieces that are newer than the 1970s, maybe even 1960s. So I should be in good shape. Thanks, Kat