Ok, so this might sound a little weird coming from a person who writes a lot about organizing her stuff and who is trying to make a career of helping others organize their stuff, but I’m just going to have to say it. Why are we spending so much time dealing with our stuff? Wouldn’t a great solution be to just have less of all that stuff?
Phew. That felt good to say it out loud. Owning less is something I’ve been mulling over in my head ever since I started looking into professional organizing (which just happened to coincide with me needing to deal with moving all of my stuff to the east coast). I often see blog posts or pins on pinterests which have a great end result – a room full of things very neatly hidden away and organized. More and more though, I stop and look at these “after” pictures and wonder if all of those things are helping that person’s life.
Another thing I need to confess is that I am a bit of a shopper and spender, so it’s not like it’s my natural inclination to not own many things. It’s the opposite, in fact. I definitely cannot say today that I subscribe to a minimalist lifestyle. I doubt I’ll ever show up on this blog, sitting in an empty room, but I do wonder what affect owning less would have on my life and why it seems so difficult to get there.
Today I have no finished product or project to share with you – just this initial thought on having less. As I process this idea more, I’ll share with you. As always, if you have your own thoughts, please share them with me in the comments.