Too much stuff
Watch comedian George Carlin’s classic video about having too much stuff. I think it helped me to finally get through to my boyfriend about his flat.
WAY too much stuff; 8 stereo systems from boombox, to cassette tape to cd to record players, half of which are broken; sentimental stuff, collections of stuff and stuff in the flat that isn’t finished. The list goes on. I even bought him a bestselling book on how to be tidy called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie “KonMari” Kondo. He didn’t read it. I did. It does show that being tidy is a learned skill. Luckily, one I already have.
A cluttered house means a cluttered mind. Never mind keeping things that are broken – what’s that about? Bad energy.
Having too many possessions is a 21st century illness. We’re sold to every minute of the day and promised greater happiness through buying more. Here are a couple of blogs about consuming less and the benefits of a simpler lifestyle: Becoming Minimalist and Zen Habits.
I spent 2 years slowly decluttering so when the time was right I was ready to move, and fast!