More and more, I feel this desire to streamline my possessions. To get rid of clutter and live more simply. So this post is about my quest to declutter.
I like the clean look to my little gold table and red chairs. I like to see the sheen of polyurethane in the light from the window. It just pleases me to see that shiny surface.
Editing The Coffee Bar:
This hutch still has quite a bit of stuff on it. But I’ve taken things off, looked at it from all angles, and put those things back.
I can edit, but I don’t want to take away from what makes a spot unique and pleasing to look at. Through my eyes anyway.
I’ve moved at least half of the house plants outside to spend the summer.
As I get older, I just want things to be simpler.
I’ve lived in grand houses and not so grand houses. I collected a lot of stuff because the “acquiring” of that stuff gave me a little “high” of sorts. I don’t feel that anymore.
Before you know it, those collections feel like extra weight you’re dragging around. It gets heavier and heavier with each move.
Cleaning Out The Closets:
I’ve cleaned out my two closets and continue to throw things out or give them away.
When I go out into my beautiful patio garden I feel such serenity. I don’t want to ruin that by walking inside and seeing a clutter of objects that don’t really mean anything to me.
So that’s my new quest: Edit, delete. Edit, delete. Until I can look around me and feel that sense of peace I feel when I’m sitting outside on my beloved patio.
If you’re in the same frame of mind, you might try this. Edit a surface. You can always put whatever it is back. But live with it edited a day or so and see if you like it.
I don’t have much space. And the space I do have, I want to reflect my favorite possessions. And not a bunch of stuff I don’t really want or need any longer.