« just life | Main | spring breakin' »

March 28, 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

theresa/t does wool

you have found a beautiful harmony here...xx


What a nice reminder of what is important and what is not. I've been wanting to do the same here, but it's been too busy lately. I am planning to clear some clutter this Saturday, and hope to feel the same 'lightness of spirit'. BTW, I love the painting of trees you have over your couch, so pretty.

Beth Lehman

lovely post - you are others - are reminding me how good getting rid of clutter feels....


We have been doing the exact same here, although with remodeling parts of our house at the moment a lot of things have had to come out of cabinets and drawers and it makes me realize we still have more to get rid of. Simplicity is a lovely way of life :)

Meg Evans

Larissa, I was reading along and nodding my head in agreement--and when I got to the part about socks and bras, I just started laughing! I just went through my underwear drawer a couple of weeks ago and pared it way down, too! I feel another decluttering session coming on this week!


Beautifully said!


You make me realize I really need to get on this bus !!!! When my ASU work slows down I'm going to spend my time decluttering.


Wow! You did good! I went through the same purge back in January, but I still feel like I only scratched the surface. I'm making a big pile in the basement for a garage sale in May. Hopefully, I can make enough $$ to parcel out to the kids as their spending money for the summer (provided they help, that is!).


You are my hero. This weekend, items WILL move out of their cluttered spot, into the long hallway and out the door ...

Being organized is a life long el dorado.

Amy J

Like you, I'm working on getting rid of the "stuff"...I do it every change of season, but somehow more accumulates. The donation centers love seeing me pull up :)


Love this post. Right now I am reading this thinking I really need to declutter all my crap. I love how the hubby asked about the lamps not making the cut!I too just recently cleaned out my "undie" drawer and realized I don't wear more than half of them. So no love, not too much information for a crafty blog. :)


I so need to do this too. The boys are now 5 and 6 (almost 7) and we still have baby toys hanging around. These need to go. We also have a closet full of stuff that we have not looked at since we moved into this house about 6 years ago. Again, gotta go. I'm working on it a bit at a time and you are right, it feels great. I love that Albert Einstein quote.

Earth Mama

I agree with you so much, and think that sitting in the decluttering phase is a good thing. I try my best to whisk those goodwill bags out to the trunk before I, or anyone smaller, may see what is in there and "remember" how they need to have it. I feel so clear when I am not surrounded by "stuff". And being clear in the head means more to me than having something. HAppy clearing to you!



Amazing post, I admire you for having had the willingness of getting rid of the unnecessary and for carrying out the task.
I am glad you didn't give away those beautiful and inspiring pictures: who painted them? You?


I'm in total agreement about stuff. "Stuff" has a way of letting you down and taking up your time to a ridiculous extent.

And, I'm continually amazed how inspired I feel in a clutter-free environment. But "stuff" is a monster I fear sometimes I will never defeat...*sigh* seriously...


I love that Einstien quote, it is such a good one. I have been purging clutter around my place and love how it feels! You are such an inspiration and I have to say pretty darn funny too, I laughed out loud when I read about your underware drawer hee hee. I super love your "Keep Calm and Carry On" wise words to live by indeed. Thanks for visting my little space it made me smile :). Have a great day!


This post really resonated with me. Thank you for sharing it.


I loved this post. Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts. Your decluttered living room pictures truly are inspiring.


Not too much and not too little ~ just right!!! Now you have inspired me to think about decluttering my space too :)

Spring just arrived this week in So. Cal and it won't be long before it arrives in Virginia too ~


I love what you did with your house. I have a pretty paired down house but you have inspired me to spruce up things a bit!

Lasik surgery

We people tend to collect too many things, that we don't use anymore, and we wake up suffocated with all this clutter. It's good to clean up from time to time, this helps us, you feel more free.


When I first decided to stay home I did the same thing. I filled our van until it was ready to pop. I am in a continual state of purging here.



Sounds like you and I are doing the same thing. I have so much more to do, but it feels so good to get some of it out of here!


Bravo! We live the same way.

I can't stand clutter. I'm always weeding through those things that just aren't used or necessary. I seem to do a little each season.

We don't have pillows on any of our furniture...except the beds, of course. My days and evenings became so much better without having to pick up those darn cushions. We have one lone quilt. And that's all that's needed.


Awesome! Decluttering is the best, I agree.


Totally agree with this whole thing of cleaning out and less makes one happier. We moved into an RV a few yrs. back for a couple of years and I spent about a month paring down our lives. WHAT A BURDEN came off my back when we started living with so much less. The burden has returned now that we have moved back into our house though, so time for me to do what you did!!! I will tell you this in case you don't know. If you donate to some place such as Goodwill, you can get a receipt from them and your donations can be counted off your taxes as charitable contributions. For example: one garbage bag of clothes has a value of about $125. This adds up and adds to the good feeling!


So I've read this post at least three times and have now printed it out. I (like Meg) read through it shaking my head in agreement and smiling! I so agree with you! For the past two months I've been slowly and sometimes secretly purging through "stuff". I so enjoyed my donation trip- smiled the whole way there and back! And that underwear drawer...cleaned mine out before the trip and am down to a pair a day and only the socks I wear remain! Love your honesty. Love your willingness to share. Love you.


The same feeling has been brewing in me for the last fw weeks. It starts this week - thanks for the inspiration!


that is such a good quote. I am so going to use that with my clients. And, your thought about the pillows on the couch. Oh, that touches home with me!!

Lisa Q

I still have one more blog post of yours to catch up on, but now I feel the need to go and purge! I've been doing the same things...yesterday I went through our silverware drawer and cleaned it out. I had a bin full of bread tabs...what?! It feels so good to have empty space in places that have been jam packed. Your home looks wonderfully inviting. Have a calm and relaxing week!


I too have been loving Spring Cleaning Mode these days. But I have to tame my desire to purge...sometimes I go crazy and toss everything only to want it back later!

cheap jewelry

A string of has different region colorific bracelet for you into the mysterious temperament

domgieng baseball caps

This 21-year-old small finish won t be capable of guilt this the wind just for this most current accident. NFL groups yakees hats could have searched beyond her bad forty five times thinking about gusts of wind involving 20-30 miles per hour had a poor impact on his or her Seasoned Evening functionality. Nevertheless groups won t go beyond this most up-to-date problem.


Ortiz agreed to a one-year, $14.575 million contract on Feb. 13 and brought a greater desire to play a leadership role.


Way to go on this essay, hlpeed a ton.


Phenomenal berakodwn of the topic, you should write for me too!


Never seen a betetr post! ICOCBW


Great thinikng! That really breaks the mold!


You have the monopoly on useful information-aren't mnooploies illegal? ;)


Lol I've done this. Even after my son disappeared from the play room at the sniccee center during the 5 seconds it took for me to buckle my daughter in her carseat. It never occurred to me he'd be perfectly fine swinging on a pole by the admissions desk. The thoughts that crossed my mind was that he had crashed through the thick glass banister into the alligator pool below, was hiding in a corner alone and scared, or went out the exit into the parking garage, or was snatched by some malicious child molester especially that last one But I suppose this worry was 100% justified. Unlike when I thought my husband got in a plane crash or had his lover pick him up from the airport when I couldn't find him at the arrival gate http://eidkfqnl.com [url=http://pjapmsnz.com]pjapmsnz[/url] [link=http://djdsxefo.com]djdsxefo[/link]

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo