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Stuff Part Two

13 September, 2010

About six weeks ago – maybe more – we packed away a lot of clothes, linen, crockery, cutlery etc to work with a smaller amount of things. We still have sufficient things to get by, but having fewer items of clothing, for instance, has meant that we’re all more mindful of whether an item of clothing is actually dirty before putting it out with the dirty washing. We’ve reduced the number of loads of washing we do each week by about 4 just through this.

But we still have too much. Sometimes it feels like our house is too small. It’s not that our house is too small, though, it’s that we own too much.

So, with a church garage sale approaching in four weeks, we are going to look at our things with new eyes and assess, yet again, whether we really need of love this item. Someone famous (lol) once said that one should never own something that they did not feel to be useful (or) believe to be beautiful. I would also add that there needs to be a limit on items, no matter how beautiful.

I’ve also read that decluttering can help with weight-loss, with some people reporting they are losing as many kilos from their body as they are from their homes. If that’s the case then bring it on!

With any luck, I’ll take some pictures of the mounds of stuff we are decluttering and moving out of our home and post them up here.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lauren permalink
    13 September, 2010 7:30 am

    I agree with the Peter Walsh quote, it’s something I do myself. Although there are a few things that could do with decluttering – mainly a few too many cook books. And since they’re mostly baking/dessert books, maybe decluttering them will help the kilos! lol

    Good luck with the declutter. ūüôā

    • 13 September, 2010 8:46 am

      It’s hard to believe you would have too much stuff. You only took one suitcase with you when you moved overseas. I have too many sentimental things to be able to do that. I also have too many children to be able to do that also lol. I’ve started the declutter. I’m constantly doing it and yet each time I find more things to get rid of.


      • 13 September, 2010 8:47 am

        Sometimes it is because things have gotten broken or used to death. And children are constantly bringing home more things.

  2. 10 October, 2010 7:38 pm

    “Have nothing in your home that you don’t know to be useful or think to be beautiful” William Morris

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