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I’ve decided to challenge myself to see how quickly I can get rid of 1,000 items from my home that I no longer need or want. I either have to donate to charity, give away to friends, or throw it away. Unfortunately for me, I had already given away 8 garbage bags full of clothes to charity, which would’ve ensured I would be done with this challenge fairly quickly. Fate has a way of making it a little more difficult! Day 1:  Since I had already donated 8 garbage bag full of clothes, which were mostly mine and my husband’s, we also ended up withRead More →

Sticky

Our master bathroom was a mess. When we bought our house a year and a half ago, we changed the linoleum tile to a ceramic tile, and left some tools there since then. 19 months of tools in the master bathroom. I hate to admit it, but I also used the bathtub as storage. Yes, I did that. In the 19 months we’ve lived in this house, we’ve never used the master bathtub. That’s because I had a ton of things in there that shouldn’t be in a bathroom, much less a bathtub. Why? I probably had people coming over and needed a place to hideRead More →

Sticky

As a family of six, the amount of stuff we have is unreasonable.  I can take the blame for most of the things that come into our home, as my kids are still very little. I came to America, “The Land of the Free,” as a five year old from an impoverished country. We did not have much when my parents and three older siblings arrived here legally. My father worked in construction for years, before he was able to petition the rest of us. As soon as we arrived, my mother was hired as a maid in a five-star hotel. We lived paycheck to paycheck.Read More →