My 100 Things Project has Stalled

Sep 25

My 100 Things Project has Stalled

Yes, I’m saying the 100 things project has stalled, not failed. There’s a difference in the words used.

I can share a long list of excuses  reasons why I haven’t completed the project. Work has gotten busier, the project ended up being too much to handle, I just ended up not doing anything.

Not all of those are true. I did do some things. I got rid of some clothing that was torn and wasn’t wearable. I packed away some winter things and put them in storage. I cleaned off my bookcase and found that I have a lot of empty notebooks. I won’t need to buy a notebook for a long time. I packed away things like school yearbooks and put them in storage. I kept only books I knew I wanted to read on my shelf. I listed a few other books on eBay and Amazon, then packed them away too.

A lot of the issue is that when I look at the project it seems overwhelming. Another is that I don’t have a lot of space to work. We’re in a small house now, and I need room to sort. That issue won’t be an issue much longer as we’re packing and moving our son’s things to storage now, so a lot of space in our living room is being cleared out.

Some of it is I just can’t seem to make a decision. I’ll look at a piece of clothing and think, I may wear that next spring or I’ll wear that this winter. I think I need to do the hanger trick. You hang a piece of clothing with the hanger turned one way. If you wear it, you hang it up again but have the hanger face the opposite direction. In a few months you’ll see what clothes you actually wear and can get rid of them.

I don’t want to be a stuff manager anymore. I want things in m home to be there because I intentionally chose them to be there. I guess this is just a work in progress, and I don’t know if there will be a finish line. I guess I’ll just keep reporting back on my progress.

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