{charmed earth}

The Lifestyle blog of Katie Storms.: something simple, something sweet, something styled.

01 September 2012

{something let go} a september to september lifestyle

September is my favorite month. It's my birthday month, the weather cools down for jeans and sweaters, and the leaves begin to change to gold. I will always love September.

September marks my official launch of a new project 365: every day, from now until September 1, 2013, I'm letting go of something. Some days I might let go of a pile of somethings, some days I might let go of just one something. The hope is that with less somethings, I'll feel more serene.

Since my journey as a mama began in May, our house began to fill with a ton of baby things--onesies, books, swings, spoons, blankets--and I've been wanting to revive one of my favorite hobbies: living with less. Because here's the deal: most people feel like they need to move when they have kids because their homes are too small. But I don't think it's true. I think our home is small, but I love our charming bungalow. And I want to know: is it too small? Or is it too full of stuff?

So here's to a new adventure in living with less. How do you live with less?



  1. Excellent project. Jon and I have always said that we prefer a smaller house: a) less to clean and b) more $ for travel. Moving has helped us to control our stuff, but I agree that we could all live with less. Good luck!

  2. I left a comment on my phone yesterday, but I guess it didn't stick!

    I love this idea of getting rid of one thing everyday. I don't buy the need-a-bigger-house business either. Moving to house more things just seems silly.

  3. Glad to see you bring back the living with less concept! Yes, I do this every day as I pass fun, new items I'd like to purchase in various stores. But I have adopted the habit of asking my self each and every time I feel the urge to bring something "new" home - is it a want or a need? 9 times out of 10 it is a want and I put the item down & walk away. However, sometimes a bigger house is a need when you run out of bedrooms :) Have fun purging!!!

  4. Are you my long lost sister? :) We certainly share the same philosophy on less being more. And ahhhh, the only feeling greater than receiving hand-me-downs is passing them on. So long cluttered closet!