I had an interesting encounter with this overflowing drawer in my girls' room. In years past, I would have looked at this and thought, “Well, we obviously need to buy a bigger dresser.” That was my mindset for many years, certainly coming out of college where we had two jobs and a house to fill with “stuff.” Many years later (and wiser, I think), I look at this drawer and think one of these things:
- Cluttered: If there's too much in the drawer, maybe I need to take a few minutes to get organized. I'll go through and see if the girls have outgrown some of those pajamas (I then have a place for outgrown clothes until consignment sale/donation).
- Sarcastic: Clearly I'm doing the laundry too often if this much is clean at once. I should relax a bit.
- Blessed: Wow, we are lucky to have so much. Maybe we can give a few sleepers away to families who need them.
Living frugally and appreciating what we have has really changed me. Have you found that your mindset has changed over the past few years?