First: I’m humbled that you are here and so glad to get to “meet you.”
Second: My family lives with a lot less stuff than most, but let me start out by saying this:
STUFF ISN’T BAD…it’s not bad at all…and the great thing is that you get to decide what is the right amount of stuff for you.
For our family of six, less has turned out to be so much more. And although we live a pretty minimalistic lifestyle, I’m not a hippie or vegetarian, and I don’t care much about “going green” (again, none of which are bad)…I’m just saying, I’m not motivated by saving the planet, I’m motivated by saving my sanity. So at the end of the day, we may have more in common than you think: I’m just a typical suburban mom ;)
\\ HOW IT ALL BEGAN \\
With four kids age 5 and under I just got tired of stuff…it was everywhere ALL of the time…things I didn’t even know we had, strewn across the living room floor…all I did was pick up.
\\ THE TURNING POINT \\
My office had looked like this for a week and I just wanted to throw everything away. I didn’t want to clean it, organize it or deal with any of it anymore.
I kept thinking: “all I want is a consistently clean house…and I’m trying so hard”…but it was like shoveling snow in a snowstorm.
“I WANT TO LIVE LIKE THAT.”
He talked about living with less and how if we aren’t careful we become “stuff managers”…and how it eats away at our time, zaps our energy, causes stress and just makes our life and our home chaotic.
So I got started clearing out the clutter and haven’t looked back.
Again, WELCOME and I’m so glad you are here! If you are ready to make a change, lets journey together (its better that way!), we’ll figure this out as we go and have some fun, too!
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