There is a great TV show filmed in BC called Consumed. Each episode follows a different family consumed by clutter. The host, Jill Pollack, gets them to pack up all their crap for a month. The stuff gets sent to a warehouse while the family lives on the basics for 30 days. Some of the things they get to keep are : a bowl each, a cup each, plus a suitcase of clothes each. Most of them go crazy with all the extra space in their homes. Their first instincts are to clean all the newly exposed areas. At the end of the month the family visits the warehouse to decide what to keep. My husband actually worked, years ago, with one of the people the show helped. So if you can get a hold of an episode or two, please watch them. It’s awesome. They go where many shows won’t, like suggesting houses shouldn’t need a bunch of stuff in it to be a home.
“It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.” – Henry David Thoreau
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~Author Unknown