Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful – William Morris
I can in no way be described as a minimalist. Nobody with bunting hanging in the kitchen can claim this! However, I hate clutter and I’m not a fan of holding onto too much stuff or buying new things just for the sake of it. This brings me into conflict with Mr S sometimes who is a bit of a hoarder (he actually found some of his own stuff in the charity shop one day – I was not popular!).
A regular declutter is therapeutic
I am a regular declutterer. I don’t like spaces full of too much stuff so that I don’t know what I own. What’s the point of having things if they aren’t used? I would rather give them away.
So the drawers and cupboards I go to regularly are pretty ordered. However, the spaces that are out of the way are full of junk! We have three sheds in the garden that desperately need sorting out. There are items of furniture stored out there that we are unlikely to use so they need to go to the charity shop or on eBay. The DIY stuff is all over the place and needs organising.
The more things you own, the more they own you – unknown
A dark, disordered place
Another dark, disordered place is the attic. I think most of the things up there we need to keep but it could still do with a bit of rationalisation I am sure. There is far too much stuff up there.
Then there is the hall cupboard, full of tools, cleaning stuff, hoovers and sleeping bags. Every now and again the weight of the stuff inside pushes the door open!
So, there is work to be done and I intend to tackle the lot in the next few months.
A good clear out is really therapeutic I find so I am actually looking forward to it (but not the spiders…).
How about you? Are you a hoarder or a declutterer? Do you have cupboards full of unidentified stuff?