Our culture (especially in America) is a buy, buy, buy environment. We buy things to make ourselves happy. We buy things to distract us from our emotions and our troubles. We buy things to establish an image, a reputation, and popularity. But then what happens? That item probably ends up in a drawer somewhere till you find it years later with no real use for it. But, you can’t exactly throw it away, can you? You’ve now attached whatever sentimentality you can to that item and now it’s too painful to throw away.
That is how our homes become full. That is why it takes three dozen boxes to move a one-bedroom apartment.
Have you ever let your home become so messy that the idea of cleaning literally drains you? Have you ever had to move but the sheer idea of moving overwhelmed you? Why? Because we have too much stuff! It’s that simple!
Luckily, I am not someone who gets super attached to inanimate objects. However, I am just as guilty as the next person for having too many “things.”
Join me. I am about to join a movement called Minimalism. I am going to sell, donate, or throw away the bane of my existence and essentially keep an amount equivalent to a suitcase.
You might think I’m crazy… But we’ll find out together.