This article is a fascinating look at Americans and their things: http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/listedblogpost.aspx?post=e0026a0a-03df-4f70-b1e5-6eaaeec9ec86. This article is an anthropologist’s look at “stuff”. In particular was mentioned the accumulation of things that comes with adding more children. One thing that was amazing to me was one particular child’s room contained 248 dolls!
I actually don’t know anyone in real life that has “stuff” to this amount of excess, to be honest, although I am sure it exists. It is a sad commentary on American society if this is a normal state of affairs for much of the population. As we become more overweight, more depressed, more anxious – here we are, taking our homes that we are so fortunate to have in comparison to the rest of the world and stuffing them to the brim!
I love the summertime for doing major, deep, significant de-cluttering. So, I have a challenge for you this week: set aside a two-week period this summer, and every morning, work on getting rid of your stuff. No, don’t just organize it! Get rid of it! Continue reading