Friday, January 14, 2011
if it's not beautiful or useful...THROW IT OUT!
we all have it...and that leads me to my point. why?
why do we have it? what purpose does it serve other then creating clutter or head ache or more things to dust and insure?
i was talking with a friend recently who told me that his motto for 2011 was "if it's not beautiful or useful that he's going to throw it away". my first thought was "wow, that's a bit extreme" but the more i considered the concept, the more i began to feel how absolutely freeing that would be. pick up the box...useful? no. beautiful? definitely not. gone. simple, huh?
this might require some heavy duty black trash bags or maybe a couple trips to the dump. but when you're done, you will have literally shed years and pounds of baggage. i'm beginning to realize that our family dynamic is super fast and intense. every day is like an assembly line and the more we can do to make things run smoother and more efficient is a good choice. but better then that is the idea that i want my home to be a place of refuge. a place of beauty. and if all i do is continue to amass more stuff...just for the sake of having it. well, then i'm not only being irresponsible financially but i'm also moving further away from my goal.
this may mean something different for you then it does for me...but either way, i'd encourage you to block out a whole day...maybe two and begin sifting through your stuff...and if it's not beautiful or useful...throw it out! good luck.
have a great weekend!