I’m a homebody. Okay? I’ve said it, and I’m not ashamed of it. Sometimes I feel like I’d be perfectly happy spending the lion’s share of my time simply puttering around my house, enjoying every little nook and cranny. I’m always looking for ways to make my home more efficient and more comfortable, and as such, I have a huge interest in the themes of dejunking and simplification. For one thing, the older I get, the more I realize that our lives do not consist of the number of possessions we have been able to accumulate. In fact, I feel, as did Henry David Thoreau (about whom I wrote my first high school term paper) that “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.”
Not that I’m an Henry David Thoreau! Far from it. But I find that the more I’m able to let go of my superfluous physical possessions, the freer I feel, less encumbered, and more in tune with what’s real and important.
My hope for this blog is that I’ll be able to document, in a meaningful way, the release of physical possessions which have no real meaning. And that I’ll be able to use my experiences to help others gain inspiration for creating clean and comfortable environments that serve and enhance life, rather than overpower it with needless concerns and worries.