Why should I rush to the retail stores when the autumn leaves that were starting to turn on the branches in my own backyard provided all the inspiration and free fall decor I truly needed?
Over the summer, there was a lot of unnecessary *stuff* that had accumulated around our house. I think this happens to most of us, regardless of our ‘clutter free’ intentions.
The *stuff* in my home clung to baskets, and hid in dark corners where it thought it could hide.
The *stuff* was wrong.
Several weeks ago, I purged my home of all things unnecessary in my continuing quest to live simply. I find that when my home is clutter free, organized, and clean (a rare trifecta, to be frank), the pace around here flows a lot smoother. Piles of meaningless *stuff* always overwhelms me. Taking care of the *stuff* takes me away from taking care of my family, and that I cannot stand.
As I scoured my home during the purge, I marveled at how much *stuff* seemed to find its way indoors. In a merciless two day cleansing sweep, I brought all that was meaningless to the garage, keeping only what was beautiful, sentimental, or useful.
After a successful yard sale a few weekends ago, I’ll admit, I’ve been enjoying the bliss of a decluttered home. A home filled only with the things that I love, or that I’ve collected over time. The things that are nostalgic ~ the things that I’ve treasured for years.
That includes holiday decorations from years past. I was determined this autumn season to not focus on spending. To not run out and buy accessories that I simply didn’t need. To appreciate, and use, what I already have.