Have you noticed how having more stuff doesn’t guarantee happiness? We have bought into the myth that we need more clothes/shoes/jewelry/books/tools/toys to be successful or to be happy. How exactly is that working out for you?
All of that excess stuff comes with a pretty big price tag in terms of taking up physical space, as well as physical and emotional energy. Let’s not forget the actual cost of all those extra items beyond our true needs.
The typical house has over 300,000 items! And it does not make for a pretty picture! We keep buying and collecting and stuffing and storing. It is all rather overwhelming.
When we stop accumulating stuff long enough to realize that we have way more than we need or want, we open the door to a surprising thought—
there is joy in having less!
Do yourself a favor and voluntarily embrace the joy of less.
Don’t lament that you have to “give up all my stuff!”
Don’t complain that one day you may live in a smaller home or apartment.
Don’t wait until an emergency health situation forces you to downsize.
Decide now to start living with less.
Practice enjoying living with less.
Do the math!
Less stuff = less to clean
Less stuff = less stress
Less stuff = more space
Less stuff = more time
Less stuff = more energy
Less stuff = more freedom
LESS STUFF = MORE JOY
Sharing your excess items is a blessing to others and a gift to yourself.
Recently NAPO-Ohio organizers collected excess shoes from clients as part of our GO Get Organized project for 2017. About 228 pairs of shoes were donated to Nancy Flory of Well of Hope in Covington, Ohio. These shoes will be shipped to Kenya and sold in the marketplace. The proceeds will then benefit widows in Kenya.
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