October 21, 2014


We have acquired way too many things in the short two (and almost a half) years that we have lived in this teeny, tiny apartment in Virginia. It seems like a constant struggle to keep our things off the floor and in the places they are supposed to be.

With two very busy growing careers and a wedding on the horizon, we really truly do not have time or money to devote to deep cleaning or picking up after each other every single day. After working a stressful day at work, the last thing either of us wants to do is to come home to a stressful environment where there is laundry on the floor or dishes in the sink.

We have found that we have way too many things that we simply don't need. Food that we haven't eaten because we choose to eat other things, beauty products that I've stopped using for one reason or another, and clothes that no longer fit. In a space that is as small as this there is just no room to keep things like that, and it creates and adds to stress.

So we have decided to "purge" a large amount of those extras. To sell, donate, recycle, and throw them out. We are still working on a concrete plan, but we are planning to get rid of a ton of stuff, and then deep clean and re-organize. I'm looking forward to reorganizing our spaces and rooms with a fresh and clear mind.

I think that this will be a step in the right direction to keeping stress at bay. I will certainly keep you updated along the way. If you have any ideas or tips to share with me, I'd love to hear them!


  1. I always feel the need to purge and deep clean much more in the fall than the spring! Maybe it's because I can get out of the house in spring and summer, and I'm not forced to look at my mess? Good luck!

  2. I love the "Purge". It makes me feel so refreshed. I know that sounds silly..haha. I'm thinking of purging some things in my closet this evening! ~M

  3. I know I need to purge and soon. When you're a habitual procrastinator like me things get out of hand quickly!

  4. I can't wait to see how this goes! We need to do the same thing and I don't even know where to start. Good luck and can't wait to read further!


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