Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
There is a site I read frequently called Rowdy Kittens. It’s a blog about living in a tiny house, and the various effects of simplicity and a slower life.
I love this blog, and I strive to emulate things I see there. Why?
It’s not that I want to give up everything and live in a 128 square foot house (yes, her house is that small!).
It’s not that I want to cook on an alchol-powered stove and have no refrigerator.
It’s not that I want to have a composting toilet and get water from a garden hose.
It’s because I love the saying on the front page of the Q&A page:
“Living simply didn’t magically make her life less complex. It lightened the load she carried outside herself so that she could move and flex and find joy inside the things she carried inside of the things she carried within.”
I will never be a minimalist.
Instead, I strive to be a “right-sized”-ist. Making sure that the things that surround me are used and loved.
I love Rowdy Kittens because it is full of simplicity reminders for me: that I really don’t need all the stuff.
The spring cleaning bug has bit me. Tonight I start purging my house. Not because I want to get down to the level of Rowdy Kittens, but because I have too much stuff, and I need to purge. It is weighing me down.
I’m going to start with my master bedroom, cleaning out my closet with clothes and handbags. I will document the process with pictures, even if I don’t share them here.
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Photo by RowdyKittens. Licensed under Creative Commons.