The three bags of clothes in the trunk of the car (from the closet cleanout previously blogged) have been delivered to the local Goodwill, along with a box of books.
We have changed our kitchen routine to washing up everything as we use it–no more piling up of dirty dishes all day or a huge washing-up job at night or in the morning. The kitchen is open to the rest of the house, including both front and back doors, so the new routine brings instant serenity to our home–and we never run out of cups and spoons.
Smaller wardrobe in roomier closet and drawers is easy to deal with. Laundry is easier to hang up and put away. Smaller selection eliminates the awful “who am i today?” conundrum.
Using Quicken for bookkeeping is a joy. Bank accounts download easily, balances are all in one place, bills are all in one place, expenses are recorded and tagged all in one place, business invoices and expenses are recorded, tagged, and printed all in one place. I love this.
Getting off of mailing lists and getting rid of credit cards has been a blessing. No more confusing inundation of bills, offers, ads, and “important information regarding your account.” They can kiss my ass.
My brain is re-emerging from the swamp of clutter, both physical and financial. New ideas for work and income are starting to take shape–and feel doable for possibly the first time ever.
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