Saturday, May 14, 2011

1st Saturday...

I hope this post finds all of you well. I am finally in my new apartment. This is the first Saturday since knowing I have had to move that I am relaxing at this page with a cup of coffee while still in my PJs. There are still boxes and lots of organizing to do but I am home.

After dealing with the stress of finding a new place, packing and physically transferring it all actually arriving at this new point in my life is like having a new opportunity to begin again. Being in a new smaller, better planned space has forced me to ask questions like "Do I really need 4 different styles of coffee makers regardless of how good they look lined up on the kitchen shelf? " "What colors am I truly drawn to over and over again and why am I not accepting this natural attraction?" "Why do I have 6 different types of cleaners that all promise to disinfect and leave my home fresh and sparkling?" "Why do I constantly consider small storage options that splitter my organizing system rather than just buy or work with a carpenter to make a unit that can incompass at least one creative direction of my life?" "Despite constantly downsizing my wardrobe and accessories do I truly need 4 black cardigen sweaters, 10 pairs of sandals, 15 black bags?"

Let's face it. I love to shop. Coming across a creative solution at a bargain is a beautiful thing but I have come to realize I also need to accept there are certain things I need to do in order to free up both space and time in my life. I need to focus in on what things I am constantly drawn to and using. I need to use the things that I have and find security and strength in my style regardless of what's going on in the Fashion, Accessories and Home Good World.

Here are a few simple things I have held onto -

Farberware Classic Yosemite 8 Cup Stainless Steel Percolator
(Sorry most electric coffee makers don't get the water hot enough to release the true flavor of the coffee and as wonderful as a French Press Coffee Maker is the coffee is meant to be consumed at the sitting. A percolator makes a piping hot cup of coffee that stays hot in the heat conducting metal, besides I put my coffee in a thermos that can keep  it hot for up to 10 hours without turning it bitter)

Windex Multi-Surface Antibacterial Cleaner
(I purchased this product out of need - I had packed all my other cleaning crap away - and I can tell you for a quick daily wipe up it's great.)

Simple Green "All Natural" Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner
(I dilute it into 2 separate spray bottles for the tougher jobs)

Reveal Spray Mop & Dust System
( The refillable bottle allows me to use the cleaning solutions I have and the replaceable pads can be thrown in the washing machine.)

More to come...stay tuned...

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