Thursday, February 20, 2014


We've come a long way on this journey to creating a calm home. Where we value space and time over stuff and being busy.

But it's an ongoing job. It's become a daily habit, in fact. Every day, something leaves this house. Usually more than one thing finds a new home.

There's no finish line, no "aha! we're done" moment. It's addictive though. These days, I fantasise about clearer spaces and a clearer mind. About getting rid of as much as possible. About - finally - properly dealing with our storage cupboards and garage.

With children, especially, there is stuff. So much stuff. I have no idea where it comes from; I can only assume it tiptoes in - under a cloak of darkness, a veil of silence - because I know we didn't buy it!

Despite stripping the house of all the boys' toys (that's a post for another day!), today, I look around and can't help but feel there is still so far to go, so instead I'm going to celebrate our progress so far.

1 comment:

  1. Your house looks lovely! So inviting.
    And I know what you mean about stuff…I can look around this room and see four or five things that I would like to pass on to someone else. For better or worse I tend to have an all or nothing approach to stuff…I will take a week off and just go nuts and go through the whole house. But then I won't do much decluttering for another six months or so…and like you said so much seems to find its way in during that time!


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