it’s just stuff {that’s all}…

having spent this morning clearing out the contents of our war-torn bedroom & systematically washing it, wiping it, desperately trying to salvage it… i can conclude this much: stuff weighs you down!

really… all the energy we put into coveting, acquiring, cleaning, rearranging & worrying about it… at the end of the day, predominantly it is just stuff…

most of what we have in our homes is not memory-evoking, sentimental or particularly precious… it’s just an accumulation of random pieces that once took our fancy…

i feel the need for a spring clean coming on… a declutter maximus… simplifying, cleansing, order restoring…

& there’s no better time than the present…

how about you?

like me, do you sometimes look around your home and feel positively weighed down by your accumulations? all the paraphernalia of life that spills out of cupboards & onto floors {the volume of which inevitably grows & grows until ultimately you need to buy more stuff in order to house the stuff you’ve already acquired}…

it’s madness i tell you… pure madness!

right, off to clean some more stuff… see you tomorrow for the sunday nook where i’m going to try & find the most positively spartan room to spur me on for my decluttering process…

image via: april and may studio

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4 thoughts on “it’s just stuff {that’s all}…

    • haha… yes, it’s doing my head in looking at it all… i’m thinking of a 10 a week detox for 10 weeks… ie, get rid of 100 things that don’t serve me in any way {pleasure or purpose}…

  1. No not me. Actually I have the opposite problem, I have no possessions so I’m trying to buy things. But only things I really love, as you say. My challenge is getting rid of my boyfriend’s ‘stuff’. He has so much it makes me want to cry. Yes, all spilling out of cupboards. I’ve give him two mantras – either he loves it or uses it. Everything else goes.

    I feel so bad for you with your ceiling falling in, couldn’t believe the photo. Happened to a friend recently, some coving fell on her bed. It was during the day but that could easily have killed her. All a bit scary really so I’m very glad you’re ok x

    • My advice, for what it’s worth, is to take your time accumulating… You have a lifetime of travels and adventures ahead of you both in which to acquire pieces with significance and that are memory-laden.. They’re the pieces that in 10, 20 or 30 years time you’ll want to hold on to… And be careful to not eradicate all that is Richard too… There’s charm even in their tat, because it’s theirs and represents a time in their life too! 🙂

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