Monday, March 19, 2012
I'm a less-is-more gal through and through. So why then is my house always piling up with junk and STUFF???? There are so many toys- junky and not so junky, papers from every thing on earth, odds and ends and what-nots. Yes, our house is small, but not so small that we shouldn't all be able to be comfortable with our stuff. I grew up in those gotta-have-it 80's, a definite more-is-more time, and my Gram is a depression babe who I've heard the old "use it up, wear it out, make it due" slogan from countless times. I have generous relatives who give the kids lots and lots and lots of stuff for every birthday, holiday, playday, whatever day. But still, shouldn't I be able to keep things to a minimum and have my house (read my life) organized???? What is stopping me from having "5 lbs of stuff in a 5 lb house", as one book I read put it? I feel like I'm always a bit over my house-pound capacity. We're always at about 6 or 7 pounds and trying to make it work. How can I get to that point of 5 lbs in the 5 lb house and maintain that balance??? I'm not one who is afraid of letting go of stuff. I let it go all the time! So why the pile-up? Why the constant battle of STUFF???? This is on my mind today as I look around my little house: What more of this stuff should GO??? And how can I keep any more from coming in? Is that even possible? Any suggestions? This is something I'll be tackling this week and reporting on throughout the week, and hopefully by Friday I'll be on my way to 5 lbs or maybe even less (wouldn't that be nice?) of house stuff.