Cristin Frank, Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter your Home and Reduce Stress, Debt, and Waste, (2013), 176p
I feel like I have too much crap. Books, DVDs, CDs, clothes, cooking utensils, knicky-knackys, miscellaneous pet toys, plastic containers. You name it – I’ve probably got too much of it kicking around my house.
I have declared 2015 the year of the great purge. Already I have pared down my collection of books/DVDs/CDs and my partner’s video games and donated 5 giant bags to the library. If you are looking to get rid of your electronic goodies, your lovely local library will likely be thrilled to take them off your hands. Next was our cooking utensil drawer. We had like 12 wooden spoons. I think that’s a few too many.
I was searching for books on reducing clutter and I came across this title. It seemed pretty realistic. I saw another title written by someone who had pared their possessions down to 100 items – which is seriously nuts.
Frank feels that clutter in your life leads to clutter in your schedule which leads to clutter in your head. She focuses on upcycling your stuff, repairing it instead of replacing it, and saying no to events that you don’t want to go to.
I think it put me in the spirit to continue on with the epic purge of 2015, but I really don’t think I will be dumpster-diving for items anytime soon.
2015 Reading Challenge: A book by an author you’ve never read before.
Happy reading –