Hello September + Mastering The Art of Tidying!

Happy New Month of September guys!
I just thought to leave a line, just so cobwebs don't grow in here...... I'm truly sorry I haven't posted as much/often as I have truly wanted to- so much on my plate but, I know you've heard that before.
I'll be moving homes within the week and have literally been up and about trying to figure out what should go where. I'm not in charge of taking care of the move proper but there's things that need to be decided before DH is around to do all of that. It's just not easy doing all this at this stage of my pregnancy- I wish we'd have got to it like three months ago.
So much needs to be chucked out too- so much. I don't know how we've managed to amass so much clutter- table and chair sets (that are folded up in the storage and in the kitchen and aren't even being used), lots of cardboard boxes to God-knows-what; mostly from  all the gadgets DH uses in his work space and just general gadgets he buys for the home. I'm naturally a claustrophobic person and I hate clutter- my idea of an ideal home decor is best described as minimalist; the less things there are in the house, the more space in the house, the better. At some point, our home literally looked like a garage- it was crammed full with stuff that needed to be shipped to Nigeria! The problem was that the things just piled on and up in the house and I had just had a new baby: I couldn't breathe and I hated our home. I think along the way I got depressed and would fight a lot with DH until all of the stuff got shipped off to Naija. Phew!

Now it seems we could be having another potential situation as the new place, although quaint and cute, does not have as much storage space as I had initially wanted- all because I had let DH seal the home search deal on a day I had had to go for an appointment- I had not realised this until later, after a deposit had been paid and this has caused me a lot of stress these past few weeks- I have found myself being snappy, really grouchy and very quarrelsome too. Again, it could also be me being hormonal, who knows. Either ways, I have been studying on how to tidy, tidy, tidy and I bought a book on my kindle called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo.

This book has been such an eye opener- although I haven't finished reading it yet. It recommends that to actually tidy up a place/home properly, you must, first and foremost, begin with clearing out and discarding all the things in your possession that do not "Spark Joy" in you once you look at them. Discard, discard, and discard before you begin to think of placing/arranging what where. This is exactly what I intend to do because I now realise that there does seem to be too much in this house that we have held on to for either fear of not seeing the said thing again in the future (even though it is not currently needed in the house) or just some such mundane reason.

Knowing what to do about the situation has me feeling a lot better and a bit more in control, although I know I might not be able to actually do any actual work until after the baby is here but at least, I have those plans and know how to start when I want to start- have a thorough clear out. So this is it from my end, how are things with you? September eh? Three months till the end of the year, this year flew past pretty fast methinks. It is well.

I pray that our expectations are not cut short and that regardless of whether or not our dreams and goals are realised before the year runs out, that we believe without a doubt that whatever the situation is for us at the end of the year is exactly as God has planned it to be and that it will all work together for our good to lead us to an expected end in Jesus name. Amen.

Have a great week ahead guys!

Love Always,

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  1. I'm with you about minimalising the things in our lives. I made such a great start and I'm continuing along the path. However; for me Valentina had to get on board, that hasn't been easy.. it's a constand battle I don't want to lose. Good luck with your move, I hope it goes well xox ♡♡

    1. Thank you so much Launna! I like how you're getting Valentina to be much more conscious, I'm sure she'll take to it soon enough and you won't have to bother about reminding her. :). X