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The Need For Simplicity

I am so tired of stuff. It seems like no matter where I look, there is more and more of it. I can’t seem to get away from it, no matter how much I clean, cram or stash.

The kids have school papers falling out of drawers, crammed in cupboards and stuffed under their beds. Between the five of us, we go through so many clothes that I can never seem to keep up with the laundry. There are toys, dust bunnies and piles of junk mail. There are boxes in the basement that we have yet to unpack. I have no idea what most of it is, it is just there. All the time.

I have a book called The Simple Living Guide, by Janet Luhrs. I have actually had it for years, and every time I pick it up, I want to haul half our house to the dump. As you can probably tell, I have once again picked up the book. Only this time, I intend to do something about our clutter.

Cleaning out a house is such a huge project, that it is extremely intimidating. Where on earth do you start? According to Janet, you start on one shelf at a time. One room at a time. Until before you know it, your entire house is done.

The mere thought of a simplified home makes me breathe easier. I’m not sure how long it will take me to get our whole house cleaned out, but I know that it will be worth it in the end. So tomorrow, a new project begins.

3 thoughts on “The Need For Simplicity

  1. I, too, would like to get rid of some “stuff”, but don’t know what stuff to get rid of. I still think I will need/use it one day. Some stuff is too sentimental,so, naturally I can’t get rid of that, and you know there’s a lot of that stuff. So, it all stays put. Maybe one of these years I will be able to down size, but not yet.

    • You have so many collectibles and souvenirs that it would be hard to decide what to get rid of. Our “collection” consists mostly of things that should have been thrown away a loooong time ago.

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