Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Less Is More
I recently found a really great site I wanted to share with ya'll that are on the "simplicity" bandwagon. Or even those who are not! The articles are not all written by the same person but they are all very well written and really express the motives and ideas behind the Minimalist or Simplicity movement. Right now they have some especially relevant articles about the rampant excesses of the holidays and how to avoid that. So, if you are of a mind, hop on over to Becoming Minimalist and thumb through the great articles. There are many helpful tips on, not only decluttering, but deowning. Just how to get rid of so much stuff!! And how to explain to other people why you don't want more stuff to replace it! (I know I have had a really hard time of that with some of my family).
Lately, when I feel too bad to successfully make any pottery, I've been tootling around boxing up stuff to get rid of. I either sell it on a local online yard sale or just take it to Goodwill. I've been working on this for over a year and still have a bunch to go. Mainly it's my studio space although I do have a bunch of stuff around my desk and such that needs to go. My goal is to get my studio, and basement in general, much less occupied and more organized so that cleaning the area is easier. I don't know about ya'll but I can't stand to try and work in a messy area and I think sometimes I get discouraged from my pottery because the place is not comfortable to me.
Anyway, the website has some really great articles on living with less and why to live with less. How to not be possessed by your possessions! Have any of you been working on paring down your things or living a more simplified life?