art of simple, where Tsh talked about the difference between de-cluttering andorganizing. It was quite an eye opener,
and I suggest you head there and read more about it!
and generally feeling lackadaisical – I prefer that fancy sounding word over
lazy! I know part of it is the extremely
cold weather we have had for months and months and months, but I also know that
a lot of it has to do with the amount of clutter in the house right now.
read Tsh’s article I realized that mostly what I was doing was re-organizing…constantly. Not that re-organizing, or organizing to
being with, are essentially bad, but I realized that when I have to dedicate
specific days to get it all accomplished while my husband occupies the kids,
there is something wrong.
immediately said that I loved the idea but had no clue how I could live with so
much less. Instead, I did a bit of a
hybrid approach and got rid of a ton of junk that had been in boxes since we
moved into our house; storage boxes which were full of unknown items.
up with the amount of stuff that we have, getting rid of small amounts of stuff
here and there. What I realized after
reading this blog post though, was that I needed a more drastic outcome. When I clear out a little at a time, there
inevitably comes something new to fill that small space I cleared. What I need to see is a completely empty home
– since that is unlikely to happen seeing as how I have a husband and two
children, I am going to need to take a more drastic approach to it all.
one of the quotes that Tsh put in was the one pictured above by William
Morris. It is something that I need to
consider more rather than trying to find another nook to stick something. Now to get my family on board with a big
house de-cluttering event!
de-cluttering vs. organizing? Do you
feel like you are constantly getting rid of “stuff” or rather moving it around
to make it look pretty again? Have you
gotten rid of a lot at once? How did
your family react?