So I read the very best book a while back – Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider and ever since then I’ve tried to live a much more simple life. It doesn’t always go so well, especially when the kiddos come home from lunch with a new toy that they just ‘have to have’ or I come home with a mountain of papers that ‘I’ll sort through later’ or the hubs comes home with a new chiropractic something or other that he just has to have… you get the picture. Living simply is not for the faint of heart. I’m convinced that it is however a skill, and like most skills it can be honed and refined over time.
I spent a good bit of time this weekend simplifying our new found spacious home. Gone are the days of literally living on top of each other because of a lack of space and now have come the days of literally living on top of each other because we just have too much stuff everywhere. I’ve tried organizing up the wazoo, instilling clean up time with the kiddos on a daily basis and the dreaded nagging of the hubs to help keep things tidy. But for some reason I find us right back where we started before all the organizing began, and I think I’ve stumbled across the answer to it all.