Day 200 of Donate:365 – Promised Some Pics

Hey there, friendly downsizers!

I promised some pics of my cleaned off surfaces, so here ya go.

Be blessed and keep donating!

~Chelle

It’s Day 200!!!!!!!

I can’t believe it!!!

Two hundred days of donating.

Of, anti-hoarding.

Of, getting rid of the stuff that clogs up our lives.

And, I do mean clogs.

For the last 24 hours, my kitchen table has been completely clear of debris. No left over junk mail. No kid’s homework. No groceries that haven’t been put up. Completely clear. I have freedom on my heart.

It shocked me how much I love this open, clean space. My goal today is to clean off something else and make it completely free of stuff. I’m tired of being clogged.

Yesterday, Little Girl was playing with a little chicken gadget my aunt gave her. When you place it on your skin, it clucks. SUPER cute, and she loves it.

While she was playing with it she said, “We keep this. We don’t throw away.”

My child has caught on quick.

She already knows that if it is broken, we get rid of it. If it’s on the floor for an extended period, we get rid of it. If it doesn’t serve a purpose in our lives, we get rid of it.

And, if that little fake chicken brings her joy, we will keep it…for now. HA!

I declare  myself the Anti-hoarder!

Plus, I already saw it on the floor in the kitchen so it must not mean that much to her. ;)

Don’t worry. My child does not lack for ANYTHING. Her room is a hoarder’s paradise of stuffed animals, play kitchen parts, baby dolls, and naked Barbies(R).

So, on that note. It is Day 200 of Donate:365! I have so many things to get rid of. I put an old T-shirt on the pile today. I’ll be loading the car and dropping a bunch of stuff off! Praise Jesus! I am ready to get all this stuff out of our lives.

Thank God the hubby is on board. Although, he may need some encouragement to go through is wardrobe. ;)

Today, I will post pics of my new service I cleaned off. Thinking I may need to get rid of furniture to stop my “piling” tendencies.

Be blessed, y’all! Get rid of one thing today and tell me all about it in the comments section. :)

~Chelle

P.S. To see where it all began, visit this link. 

It’s Day 199 of Donate:365!!!!

I can’t believe I’ve come this far.

Even though I haven’t posted every day, I will not condemn myself for that. Donate:365 DOES work! It’s easy. Anyone can do it. And, it frees your life of stuff.

Praise Jesus!

Since my last post, I’ve put some many things in our donation box! Mostly our daughters things. LOL She has a lot of shoes!

Well…she did. ;)

I’m going through my wardrobe again. Here is a skirt I’m passing on. And, I think I have a shirt to add to it. (Still holding on to the shirt at the moment.) :)

Day 199 - Donate365

I still have that desk and book shelf that I need to get rid of, but that’s because they still need to be picked up. So, today, I will clean off the desk again and get it ready. I’m the worst at putting stuff on things. I need to get rid of all my furniture. Then I wouldn’t be so tempted to stack and pile. Love those piles!!!!

Anyway, today is a new day. I am a new creation. So, let’s get this stuff outta our house!

Be blessed today! Let me know if you need encouragement. I’m here!

~Chelle

Vintage Day! – From the Vault

It’s Vintage Day! Here is my post from April 19, 2012. Still good as a reminder after all this time. Enjoy :)

My aunt attended church on Sunday, and the priest asked the congregation:

What if you woke up tomorrow morning with only the things you thanked God for today?

Think about it. It sure made me think. Have I been grateful for the gifts God has given me? Or, do I go through life like the spoiled little brat that I never intended to be?

Our Father gives us everything. As a fellow blogger commented on this blog earlier this week:

From My Lenten Challenge…still Lenten Challenging

Let them [your books] go. You have not needed them for the past 40 days, you are not going to need them. And if you do…He will provide them again.
m. (m. writes at amomentinmyday.com)

He will provide them again. I am so thankful for that. Our Father never let’s us be in want. He provides everything we need with abundance. Not always what we want, but always everything we need. As Psalm 23:1 states:

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

As a shepherd provides for his sheep, so our Lord provides for His.

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ~Matthew 6:26

Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! ~Matthew 7:11

Our God loves us. He wants us to trust. Trust Him with every ounce of our beings. Are you trusting in God today? If you’re not sure, ask our Father to show you. He will let you know kindly and with His great love.

Soak in His love today and be thankful of the things He has given you.

With much love and thanks to God and you,

~Bohemian Christian Chelle

Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest! – Great post to share

If you don’t follow EnglishRose2014, she’s a good person to follow. I came across this post yesterday and had to share. What a beautiful statement and reminder about what the upcoming weeks are about. Jesus is alive!

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via Hosanna! Hosanna in the Highest! – Great post to share.

Day 187 of Donate:365

And, we are just truckin’ along!

Today, I hung up a picture. It was on a bookshelf, but my cats went haywire and flattened the poor thing that makes it stand up. So, instead of throwing it away; instead of donating it (it’s broken so that’s not cool), I hung it on a stray nail so it can still be used and loved.

Yesterday, my aunt came by. Family is the best way to get rid of stuff I’ve decided. It’s like opening your house up like K-Mart.

“We have a special on quilt racks on aisle 4.”

So my dear sweet aunt lovingly accepted our quilt rack and will now repurpose it as a chicken roost! People are genius!!! I never thought of that. I kinda got sad that I didn’t think of that myself as we want chickens, but since we do not currently have these said chickens….

Why the heck do I need a quilt rack chicken roost????????

I seriously have a hoarding problem.

But, with God, I am clearing out my stuff. Let’s do this!

Today, I have an entire bin full of donation items! YAY!!!! I need to transfer them to trash bags and load them in the car. That is my job this morning.

Day 187 of Donate:365

God is awesome! We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength. If you have a hoarding problem, or are in need of getting rid of stuff, comment and I will encourage you all the way.

Be blessed today!

~Chelle

Technically it’s Day 185 of Donate:365

My how time flies!

I can’t believe it’s Day 185 of my minimalist journey.

And, sadly, I still have a lot of stuff!

I’m really feeling it now. The sense that my stuff is hindering me from living my life. That it is separating me from happiness and God.

You see, I can’t have people over, I can’t relax and just be, I can’t stop worrying that someone will show up and see all this stuff. But, I also don’t have the motivation to go through it all.

That’s why I started this. To slowly and safely get rid of all my stuff. And, it’s working! Sometimes slower than I would like. But, none the less, it’s working.

I will keep trudging along this path. I took five bags of stuff to a donation site today!!!!! I’m so excited! I have a bunch more to drop off this week. I will post new pics ASAP.

Here’s to Day 185!

~Chelle

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