As a new week begins, I am finding myself prepared in a way I’ve never sensed before. It might be the realization that the way we are living is about to seriously change in the coming months. I feel like there is finally an end to the tunnel we have been stuck in. I have been inspired over the past few weeks to declutter even more. Our home is bare by most American’s standards. But, in my opinion, we still have too much stuff.
More stuff = More cleaning + More organizing + More self-discipline + Less Time
It is the “less time” in the equation that hurts me the most. I really love to organize things. I do not even mind cleaning. I am despising the self-discipline that I have to have to keep it all maintained. I covet the time this stuff takes from doing the things I love.
This week, I will be going through books. I can already think of more than a few that will be leaving the bookshelf to never return again. I am also inspired to cut down my yarn stash by – cringe! – using it!
This past week, I used up a bit of yarn to make a crochet baby doll bassinet for my daughter. I also knitted an Irish Hiking Hat for my husband (as a sample for one that I am making for a friend.) I have more projects planned and am excited about them.
What clutter do you have in your life? Time? Body? Mind? Relationships? Material things? Mind clutter is a big issue for me. Too much thinking can be bad.
Rachel at smallnotebook has great tips for simplifying life.
Flylady has some great advice for getting more organized with our time.
Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it.