When we talk about decluttering our goal is to end up with less stuff cluttering up our homes and lives. But after living for so long having and always wanting more the word less sounds like something negative, not a good thing. It exudes a vibe of going without, lack and life being not so pleasurable. But in reality the opposite is true. So instead of dwelling on the idea that less is a negative thing why not focus on the positive. How does less equal more.
- Less stuff to take care of = More time to spend doing the things you enjoy. More time to spend with the people you love.
- Less stuff cluttering up your home = More space for comfort and it makes your home seem bigger.
- Less money spent acquiring stuff = More financial security for the things you really need like food, shelter, health care etc.
- Less Money worries = More piece of mind.
- Less happiness tied to material “wealth” = More focus on what really matters in life ~ Friends, family, activities that help others not just yourself etc.
- Less desire for material items = More freedom from theÂ strainÂ of having to work so hard to earn the money to pay for the things to quench that desire.
- The Less products you consume = The better it is for the environment and the supply of natural resources.
- Less things you own that tie you down = More freedom to escape to do the things you enjoy like travel.
This list could go on and on. Think about the material things you desire then think about how much you need them verses the impact they have on your life, your family and the environment. Think also of the way your money could be better spent.
Today’s Declutter Item
One less item of aspirational clutter. This necklace is something from among my craft supplies the was given to me by my mother. I have decided that it is time to reduce my beading supplies and this necklace (or the beads I had planned to deconstruct it for) are excess to my needs. I will be making more visits to my beading supplies over the next couple of weeks. The more I decluttering in this area the better I feel.
Something I Am Grateful For Today
I love the days when I spend half the day cleaning the house and then still somehow find enough giddy-up to vacuum out the car as well. Not to mention churn out a blog post, find my declutter item, chat with my boy, have a coffee with a friend, answer comments…