Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We are a large family living in a small house, at times the clutter can be overwhelming. My husband enjoys coming home from work to a peaceful home, but with five kids 10 and under it can be difficult to keep our home peaceful. It can be hard to keep a content spirit when you look at other peoples clutter free homes and times I'm bitter about not having a much bigger home instead of counting the blessings that come with our current home.
One of the ways I'm trying to make our home appear bigger is by tossing all the clutter. It's no easy task, especially since we're homeschoolers and we have tons of books, games, and other educational supplies. I need to have the faith that God will provide things when we need them and not hold onto everything for "just in case". I'm looking through new eyes and noticing the piles of books and magazines on all the flat surfaces of our home. Our home is being taken over by the "unseen" clutter!!
I am really trying to simplify our life. I don't want to spend hours cleaning our home when it could be spent playing with the kids and when school starts not rushing through the day. We do not need all of our treasures. I want empty drawers, closet hangers that have no clothes on them, all toys and books to have a home. Getting rid of our clutter instead of organizing it works for me