How much have you simplified/decluttered your home/life? What were you okay with getting rid of? What do you struggle with letting go of?
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7/30/08 at 12:18am
|Actually I think that's another thing. I'm trying to let go of all those miscellaneous goals and desires and trying to focus on what's important to me and actually DOING them. Instead of just planning a million things and never really getting around to doing them. KWIM?|
Mostly it is about 'being here, now' each day.
So I guess simple = content. Still a work in progress. But I am getting there!! Not sure if this is what you meant by simple. Sorry if I took the thread off track.
I had this problem. When we moved here I wanted to bring along the absolute minimum. New house, new simplistic life, etc. Then I found out that my mom sent me a pack of extra cups/glasses/drinking vessel type things. I pitched a hissy fit - we already had cups! But then I realized, hey, I like these! They're pretty! We have the room for them!
We didn't have to only have the minimum needed - we needed what worked for US and OUR family. You need to find out what works for your family NOW. And then maybe that will change in six months or so, and you'll want less. But there's no one else that can tell you how to live, or what you need in your house. Just go with what feels right.
I'm giving up something I've done for five years-- blogging.