Instead of targeting a specific room/closet/area today, let’s do this: walk around your house with your thinking cap on and ask yourself, “Can I find 10 things I don’t need/love? How about 20? Dare I look for 30?”
If I’ve quoted Organized Simplicity once, I’ve quoted it a hundred times, and here’s one of my all-time favorite paragraphs:
“The surprising effect of getting rid of the things you don’t love is that you grow deeper in love with the things you choose to keep. Your kids love every toy they own. You’d gladly wear every pair of jeans in your closet. You like all the music in your CD collection. Simplifying is not parting with love. It’s gaining it.“ (108)
Oh, and this:
“Simple living is about living your life with a purpose that aligns with your values. It’s about enjoying the things you love and care about and not about stressing over the things that don’t matter. It’s fulfilling; it brings peace; it drips with contentment. Living simply is about being who you were made to be… I want to help you find that peaceful place, where your pocketbook, your home, and our weekly routine reflect your family’s convictions and values.” (15)
I want to help you too.
1. Tell me how many things you got rid of today.
2. Tell me which areas of our homes we still need some help with.