”Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” William Morris.
So I’m back home after being overseas for nearly 2 years and I’m having a massive clear out. It feels wonderful and liberating to see things anew with a greater perspective having literally physically distanced myself from everything I own.
Now I’ve read many articles and books on how to de-clutter, one of my favourite being ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Marie Kondo and as is often the way I have developed my own way of tackling this massive task, which so many people often struggle with. As always I like to reduce things to the simplest formula I can, so here it is.
If it’s not useful or beautiful get rid of it.
With this in mind pick up everything you own and ask yourself is it useful. Not that ‘one day it might come in handy’excuse but is it actually useful to me now. Or very importantly is it beautiful. Beauty gives pleasure. See it, really appreciate it and if it is useful and beautiful then that’s just perfect.
Suround yourself with loveliness and appreciate it daily, then you will have no room in your life for meaningless possessions that weigh you down.