Friday, October 22, 2010

A life too crowded


So I'm refurbishing my flat, and as I was moving things out of my bedroom and hallway to leave room for the carpenters, I got a real shock! How on earth did I ever manage to stuff my tiny 1-bedroom apartment with all of this? I don't know. Seriously, I don't. And more importantly, do I really need it all? Really?

The answer is a definite no! I found things I never even knew I owned! Unused clothes, shoes and jewellery, along with cds I'm never gonna listen to, make-up I'm never gonna use (honestly, who needs 4 shades of blue nail polish when you never wear blue nail polish?) and - judging by their dusty covers - books I haven't even considered reading.

One thing's for certain - when the bedroom and hallway are done, I'll be more than a little particular when I put my stuff back in its place. I'm figuring I can easily get rid of nearly half of it and never miss a thing.

What I really, really need is to stop convincing myself that every time I see something nice on sale or something new and exciting in the store that I just have to have it! If you have a similar habit and have no intention of changing your ways anytime soon - look out for some very pretty, slightly preowned or  NWT items coming up for sale on this site shortly! ;)


  1. on the positive side, you probably will have a pretty nice sum of items to give to charity! :)

  2. aaaarrggghh!!
    i SOOO feel your pain.. when we moved other day.. i was literally amazed at what just TWO people could accumulate!!!

    have a lovely wkend!!!

  3. ahahah I understand you... I've got a CAOS in my wardobe!


  4. You know you are so right. And it will be lovely to have the space and clear feeling when you tidy up/put away again. Next time you think you need to buy something think about it for 24 hours - put it on hold and then if you really think you need it go and buy it. It's a good way I find.
    From S- Expat x

  5. Isn't it incredible?! My stuff used to fit into a few suitcases - now I'm dreading the next move. Time for the big clean-up!

  6. Completely understand! I need to do a deep cleaning of my closets too! Half the clothes don't even fit me anymore!

  7. I live in a 1 bedroom apartment also which has a small storage room. I'm scared every time I open the storage room. I never use any of the items in that room, so I often wonder why the heck I just don't throw it all out!

  8. Haha I know what you mean - everytime I move I'm amazed at how much stuff I have! It's crazy how much stuff you can accumulate without realizing it!