Friday, April 15, 2011

Clutter....

and how to deal with it....the big question. Very little going on in my creative world right now because I am helping someone unclutter their home because of an impending move. Before I can say that I am amazed at how much "stuff" this person has accumulated, I have to think of how much I, myself, would have to "purge" if facing such a move. Much easier to say...donate, yard sale, re-cycle, or trash, when it is someone else's stuff. My vow, when this is over, is to start on my own home, and get rid of any excess clutter until there is "nun" left.....

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  1. LINDA - i think that is a wonderful goal and it is one i am in the process of myself right now!!! my beloved Daddy (my best friend) taught me a VERY valuable lesson. we lost him a little over a year ago and he lived a shining example of how to live simply!!! thank you Daddy and help me & Linda achieve our goals!!! :)

    p.s. it's wonderful of you to be helping your friend this way!!!

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  2. Annie, I am glad that you had such an example! Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Mine died eight years ago this month, and I cannot believe it to this day! Another shining example. Back to the clutter, though. This situation is more of a necessity at this point, helping with the house. This, and my own, are really doing a good job of keeping me away from all of the photos I need to take, and the sewing I need to do!

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  3. After having gone through the "process" very recently before my move, you can't even imagine how much STUFF we accumulate over the years. I got rid of almost half of my things when I moved to a smaller home and although it was difficult parting with some of my favorite things, I felt so much lighter and freer having gone through that process. My theory is that you really don't get rid of as much STUFF until you go through a move, but it's good to rid your life often of all the things we accumulate over the years. It's just STUFF and once it's gone, you don't even think about it and if you do, I hope the person who acquired it, is enjoying it as much as I did once.

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  4. I know that you went through this with your move, Meg. What hard decisions you had to make deciding what to keep, sell, etc. We go through stages, gathering, etc. and now I am at the "purging" stage, and certainly not gathering too much more! We all end up in one room, it seems, and cannot bring many of our beloved "things" with us..the best things in life are not things, after all....

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