Yep, you read that right. I'm talking about FILLING your home, not just EMPTYING it. The point of simplifying your home isn't to have less; it's to create a home that helps you live up to your highest potential and have room for the BEST things. You know, those things that make your life easier, more joyful and more purposeful.
We know that our environments reflect our inner state; chaos and clutter at home is not the state we want to choose. Yet in the current world of fast and easy consumerism, accumulating clutter is all too easy.
I'm all about creating a simple, natural and budget-friendly home. And so I rarely buy expensive art and never buy cheap big-box decor for my walls. Instead, I find or make unique and more meaningful things myself. Like stick art.
I recently read a very interesting book by Annie Leonard called The Story of Stuff . In it she describes our consumer society as "a system in crisis" and gives some frightening facts about how our materialistic values are now threatening our very being. In a nutshell, the system is flawed throughout various stages :
Are you more than ready for a break this summer? I hope you're planning on some slow time to rest and recharge and connect with family, friends and the earth. To help you get organized so you can make the most of the lazy, hazy days of summer, here are ten things you can do now that will simplify the coming months.
Is this you?
-You're spending too much time cleaning and taking care of the house and too little time doing the things you love.
-You have stuff that was handed down or given to you that you don't love, but don't know what to do with it.
-You'd love to entertain more, but are too embarrassed by your home to invite others over.