Stuff Part Two
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.