I have enjoyed everyone's comments about living in smaller houses or at least massively simplifying their lives. There seems to be a growing trend toward this. Very interesting. Crazy For Boys/Heather raised some good questions. What are those things that we think are essential that others have learned are not? For so long there were certain things that I thought were essential in a well ordered house and now I have learned I can live without them! Who knew? I have learned that just because I would call myself a queen at organization it doesn't mean I'm a queen in simplicity. There is a difference. Simplicity is a much grander, fuller life than I ever dreamed and I still see many, many ways that I can improve on.
For this blog post I want everyone's ideas on minimizing/simplicity/order to speak out. Let's all learn together. So here are some questions to get those creative juices going. Please give your answers to one or all of the questions. You may also add a new question too! (I will do a Q & A on Headgates and books with this same style in a couple of days).
- What things in your kitchen have you realized you really don't need and you now realize you can live without?
- What are things in your bathroom that you have realized you don't need and you can live without?
- Where do you put your food storage?
- What do you still have left in storage that you can't bear to part with yet?
- What, if any, Christmas decorations (or other holidays) do you still have?
- How many wall hangings/decorations/pictures to you have in your house now? How did you choose what to put up?
- How much clothing/shoes does each family member have?
- How have you organized your computer/desk area?
- What do you do with the little junks and paper your children get from primary?
- How many baby clothes and blankets do you really need?