i just got a new piece of furniture…a beautiful antique wardrobe to put in my office to store all my “office stuff” so that it is behind closed doors and not on an open shelf. i am going through all “the stuff” and “the stuff” is overwhelming me… papers, trinkets, pens, scraps of paper with things written on them, photo mats for framing if I ever get to framing those photos, cards, frames, craft stuff, fabric for those projects, books, cute notebooks… you get the idea.
i so want to have an organized, uncluttered house/life. i want to just get rid of “the” stuff, but can’t get past the “i may need it one day” or “i could have a garage sale, but don’t have time to”. i want to hold everything i have with an open hand. i do not want to be weighed down with things. i want to walk lightly through this life. but when you have a creative bent, how do you just get rid of stuff you “might” be able to create something with? why do i hold on to things… clothes that i haven’t worn for a year, kitchen gadgets i use once a year, old calendars – “because they have a pretty picture that i might want to frame one day”, etc.
so tell me… how do you keep your life/home uncluttered and simplified?