As you might have noticed from the things I write about, I’ve been thinking a lot about the things we own and the things we fill our lives with in the past few months. How we spend our time and money and who we are serving with that in the long run. That’s one of the reasons why I started this blog actually, to find ways how to slow down and live life with more of a purpose.
Then, last weekend when I returned home from Paris, I just got really, really irritated by all the stuff lying around, the sheer amounts of paper, the overflowing cupboards, everything. So many things everywhere! That night, I decided that I definitely needed to declutter. In all aspects – meaning my wardrobe, my office, my beauty products, time management and money spending.
From reading other people’s blogs and also from talking to my friends I am pretty sure that I am not the only one who is struggling with that problem. So I decided to make it a little series on this blog. I want to share my progress and maybe as I’m learning also some tips. I want to find the thin line between pretty memories and useless clutter. I don’t want to buy new things unless I believe I would like to keep them for the rest of my life (meaning they should also have the quality to last the rest of my life).
As a first step, I started going through all of my drawer’s this week and just throwing all the junk away. So far it’s three full bags of paper and two bags of rubbish. And still, everything is brimming full. Maybe having a simple life is impossible (and I must admit, at other times I am also a big hoarder), but I will try my best.
What about you? How do you try to keep your lives simple? I would love to hear some tips and ideas!
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.