Minimalism: Clean Your Room!

We all have childhood memories of our mother demanding that we clean our room at once! We didn’t want to do it then, and most likely we don’t like doing it now.

I’m almost 60 now, and you’d think that I’d be able to keep my room clean, but that simply hasn’t been the case.

How many of us, as adults, have clothing scattered about the corners of our rooms? And, how many of us would be comfortable with a stranger peeking into our closets, cabinets, and drawers?

I’ve always felt that I just didn’t have enough time to keep things organized, but I’m finally beginning to understand the real problem – I simply have too much stuff!

It’s Saturday morning, and by the end of the day my bedroom will be minimized. I already let go of all my books last week. Today, I am going through my clothing, nick-nacks, artwork, and that infamous junk drawer.

Anything that doesn’t add value to my life, or isn’t regularly used will be set aside for the thrift store or thrown away.

To avoid added stress, I’ve set aside a special box for difficult items – things with sentimental value for instance. These things can be dealt with at a later date, when I’ve gained more experience and understanding about living a minimalist life.

I’m looking forward to the sense of freedom and clarity that I believe will come with my newly simplified space.

Got to go now, I’ve got work to do! Wish me luck.

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