Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I got rid of 50 things today...did you?

     So, today I was going to do a 21 purge...where you go through your house and bag up 21 things that you want to get rid of...
     I ended up getting rid of about 50 things...ok so I threw away a puzzle of 26 that I know was missing pieces and I counted every piece as an item. Hey, it is leaving my house right?
     I was proud that I got rid of 2 plastic grocery bags full of they are sitting on my porch and I need to decide if I want to get rid of more things and have a yard sale or just donate them to a thrift store.. or maybe just leave them on some random person's doorstep. That would be the easiest.

Here is a picture of the things that are no longer clogging the arteries of my home. YaY me!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What is this green apple home blog about anyways?

Hello friends,
     Have you ever walked into someone's house and you just felt relaxed and welcome. The cares of the world melted away and you looked around at the clean, crisp beauty of it all? You walked in the kitchen and in a beautiful bowl were some shiny gorgeous green apples. You felt that if you had an idea to do something- start a project, lose weight, start a business, run a marathon, anything...that it would all be possible?

     I call this a green apple home.

     Has that home ever been your own??

     I am starting this blog for me and you. Me, because it will help motivate me to do the things I should be doing anyways- getting rid of clutter, finding a place for everything and having everything in its' place. I have helped other people-friends and family get organized for some time now. Every job I have ever had has put me on projects organizing inventory, the nurses' station, the filing system...etc. So why is it harder to go through and make those same judgement calls with your own things?? Is it kids? Lack of energy? Sentimentality?

     Whatever the excuse- I can stand it no longer. I am going to repaint that treasure I found at the thrift store and repurpose it to have a beautiful life!!! I am going to have my ducks in a row. I have the know-how and I am going to apply it. Follow me on the journey, please encourage me on the way :)

Welcome to The Green Apple Home !