I found so much inspiration last week from you all! 

Wendy from Relatively Unique decided to categorize her magazines into three piles.

From her "KEEP" pile magazines, she tore out all the inspiration pages 
and put those along with her home's paint chips and a list of items needed into a folder 
that fits in her purse so she can refer to it while out and about.
She recycled the "leftovers".

Pat from Corn in my Coffee Pot took the "guts" out of her entertainment center,
decided she'd wasted a fortune on video tapes,

and then only keep what she needed. 
Ah, peace!


Paula from Serendipity purged the carpet and padding from the dining room 
in her 140 year old home.

After sanding, and scraping and crying and praying, 
here's what happened to the floor.

A big kudos to Tara of Scarborough Seashells! She shared her craft space with us.

She worked ever so hard to make it a place where she can create for her etsy shop.

I loved all of your ideas and could have featured them all, 
so please don't be sad if I didn't feature yours!
You still rock!

I am excited to be a part of your lives and as we all
encourage one another to let go of things
and stop placing so much meaning on the acquiring of STUFF.
And start thinking of our homes as havens, not catch-alls.

Places of ministry, hope and life.

Let's shed those things that hinder our effectiveness.
Let's shed excess acquisitions as well as attitudes 
that are no longer promoting peace in our homes!

We can learn new ideas about simplicity from each other,
and this is what I am excited about!

We are not only transforming our homes as we make them,
our hearts and outlooks are transformed, as well.
Please share those stories, too!

The rules for this party are quite simple:

1.) Your post has to be about releasing extra clutter of the home (i.e. too many options, too many things, too many piles) or shedding extra clutter of the heart (i.e. overwhelm, weariness, disappointment, resentment).
If you find that your link is gone, it's not because I don't love it, it's because your post didn't follow rule #1. I'm sorry!  
2.) Link directly to the post that pertains, not the link to your blog.
3.) The link party closes Thursday, March 17th at midnight EST.
4.) I will choose my favorite(s) and feature them next Monday!

So, link up and inspire us!!


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  1. Oh, I really need this! I gotta go back and read the other post!

  2. Thanks for hosting, Leslie! Glad I had at least one of my purge projects done to link up! Have a wonderful week. : )

  3. I love the system for cleaning up magazines! I need to put that to use. :)

    Thank you for hosting!!!

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  5. Great ideas last week for sure.

    Just stopped by briefly to let you know that I'll be coming to the party a little late. I won't be linking up until Tuesday evening due to the ongoing Power of Words series I committed to and ends tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll go visit these lovely ladies participating.

    Happy Monday!

  6. Wow! You're starting a movement! I'll be following your lead this week and purging for a garage sale out homeschool group is having to raise money for one of our families in need. I don't keep stuff, so purging isn't a great need for me, but I'll try. I'm sure I can find something that would lighten my load of I got rid of it. I'm enjoying reading the links to your party. Thanks! Lisa~

  7. Thanks for hosting this purge party!! This is great! Love Tara of Scarborough Seashells craft space!! Happy Spring!

    :D Lynda

  8. I am on my way to organize my magazines and CD's nothing like being inspired.

  9. It really is amazing what's lurking under the carpets of a lot of older homes, but that right there is truly stunning. One of the prettiest floors I've ever seen. What a great restoration job they did!

  10. I love the hardwood flooring and to think that was hiding under that carpet this whole time


  11. Thank you for including me in your post! I have been cleaning and purging more in the boys' room this week, but haven't had time to take any photos yet-

    II can get them taken and my blog post up before this week's party expires, I'm definitely linking up. If not, I'll link up to next week's party!

  12. Huff, puff, huff, puff...I made it...I made it to the party. YES!!

    I don't have too big of a purging transformation to share but it was worth getting rid of a shopping bag full of junk.

    Thank you for being such a gracious host chica.

  13. I LOVE this party for inspiration. As soon as purge some stuff off my life control list, I'm going to not only enjoy reading more links but maybe joining myself.

    Right now, my whole LIFE needs a big old purge.


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